Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 65D-30.003 - Department Licensing and Regulatory Standards

Current through Reg. 48, No. 66; April 5, 2022

(1) Licensing.
(a) License Required. All substance use abuse components, as defined in subsection 65D-30.002(17), F.A.C., must be provided by persons or entities that are licensed by the Department pursuant to section 397.401, F.S., unless otherwise exempt from licensing under section 397.4012, F.S., prior to initiating the provision of services.
(b) Licenses Issued by Component. The Department shall electronically issue one license for each service component offered by a provider. A separate license is not required for the same component. A license is valid only for the specific service component listed for each specific location identified on the license. Each location listed on the license shall reflect the license type for that component. The provider shall print the most recent version of the license and display a copy in each facility providing the licensed service component. One (1) license is required where all facilities are maintained on the same premises and operated under the same management. If there are multiple buildings on the same premises, the buildings must appear as part of one (1) entity.

For the purposes of paragraph (b), living arrangements utilized for individuals of day or night treatment with community housing do not constitute facilities or separate premises.

(2) Mandatory Accreditation.
(a) In accordance with section 397.403(3), F.S., providers shall achieve accreditation by an accrediting organization recognized by the Department, as discussed in rule 65D-30.0031, F.A.C. Accreditation is required or all clinical treatment services and for each location services are offered. Accreditation cannot be attained without a Department issued license for substance abuse treatment services.
(b) Applicants for licensure and licensed service providers must meet current best practice standards related to the licensable service components of the accrediting organization. When a provider who has attained accreditation is in noncompliance with accrediting standards, the provider must notify the Department within 10 days. A copy of the Quality Assurance plan and proof of corrected areas must be submitted to the Department upon request.


Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 65D-30.003

Rulemaking Authority 397.321(5) FS. Law Implemented 397.321(6), 397.403, 397.410 FS.

New 5-25-00, Amended 4-3-03, 12-12-05, Amended by Florida Register Volume 45, Number 157, August 13, 2019 effective 8/29/2019.

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