Notice of Approval of OTP Accreditation Organizations, December 3, 2001
[Federal Register: December 3, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 232)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
[Docket No. 98N-0617]
Opioid Drugs in Maintenance and Detoxification Treatment of Opiate Addiction; Notice
of Approval of Accreditation Organizations for Opioid Treatment Programs Under 42
CFR Part 8
AGENCY: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, DHHS.
SUMMARY: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
is announcing the approval of four accreditation organizations under new opioid
treatment program regulations. Under the provisions of the new regulations which
went into effect on May 18, 2001, opioid treatment programs must apply to one of
these approved accreditation organization as a condition of SAMHSA certification.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicholas Reuter, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
(CSAT), SAMHSA, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD, 20857, 301-443-0457, e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information
on accreditation issues contact Raymond Hylton, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
(CSAT), SAMHSA, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857, 301-443-6502, e-mail:
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: New regulations effective May 18, 2001 (66 FR 15347,
March 19, 2001, see also 66 FR 4092, January 17, 2001) establish an accreditation
based regulatory system for opioid treatment programs (OTPs) that use methadone
or ORLAAM for the maintenance or detoxification treatment of opiate addiction. Under
42 CFR 8.3, interested private nonprofit organizations or State governmental entities
can submit applications to become accreditation bodies under the new rules. Four
entities submitted applications and have been determined by SAMHSA under 42 CFR
8.3(d) to substantially meet the conditions for approval.
1. CARF * * * The Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission, 4891 East Grant, Tucson,
Arizona 60181, telephone: 520-325-1044, fax: 520- 318-1129, Web site: http://www.carf.org/CARF.
2. Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services, 120 Wall Street, 11th
Floor, New York, New York 10005, telephone: 212-797- 3000, fax: 212-797-1428, Web
3. Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, One Renaissance
Boulevard, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois 60181, telephone: 630-792-5800, fax: 630-792-5005,
Web site: http://www.jcaho.org.
4. Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Washington Department of Social and
Health Services, Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse, P.O. Box 45330 (Mail Stop
45330), Olympia, Washington 98504-5330, telephone: 360-438-8056, fax: 360-407-5318,
Web site: http://www.dshs.wa.gov/dbhr/da_information.shtml.
SAMHSA is providing this notice to OTPs and others to facilitate accreditation applications
as necessary for certification under the provisional and transitional certification
provisions of Subpart B of the new regulation (see 42 CFR 8.11(a), (d), and (e)).
OTPs with transitional certification must apply to an approved accreditation body
no later than March 4, 2002. SAMHSA is also notifying OTPs directly about the approval
of these four accreditation organizations and will notify OTPs of future approvals
in a similar manner.
Additional information on accreditation and related issues can be obtained from
the SAMHSA/CSAT Web page at www.opat.samhsa.gov or by writing to the Substance Abuse
and Mental Health Services Administration, CSAT Office of Pharmacologic and Alternative
Therapies, Attention: OTP Accreditation Program, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 12-105,
Rockville, MD 20857.
Dated: November 27, 2001.
Richard Kopanda, Executive Officer, SAMHSA.
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