Current through Reg. 48, No. 66; April 5, 2022
License Required. All substance use abuse
components, as defined in subsection
F.A.C., must be provided by persons or entities that are licensed by the
Department pursuant to section
F.S., unless otherwise exempt from licensing under section 397.4012, F.S.,
prior to initiating the provision of services.
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.
In accordance with section
F.S., providers shall achieve accreditation by an accrediting organization
recognized by the Department, as discussed in rule 65D-30.0031
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
Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R.
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
Register Volume 45, Number 157, August 13, 2019 effective
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