The Division of Behavioral Health certifies Substance Use Disorders (SUD) and Recovery Support Services (RSS) providers. A detailed explanation of the rules and minimum standards for these services, including the process required for certification, can be found in the Idaho Administrative Code. Please click here to access IDAPA 16.07.20. Providers seeking approval/renewal as a SUD treatment and/or RSS provider can access the SUD/RSS application here.
The Division also certifies Nonhospital, Medically-Monitored Detoxification/Mental Health Diversion Units according to the rules and minimum standards set forth in IDAPA 16.07.50. Detox/Mental Health Diversion Units provide physician-supervised care to individuals suffering from a subacute psychiatric or alcohol/drug crisis. The application for approval as a Detox/Mental Health Diversion Unit can be accessed here.
Please remember that it is the provider’s responsibility to read, understand, and comply with the provisions set forth in the Idaho Administrative Code. Please contact the Division (contact info below) if you have any questions or concerns regarding the approval process. Once you have completed the appropriate application, including all of the required supporting documentation, please submit to:
Division of Behavioral Health (3rd Floor)
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720-0036
How do I become a Qualified Substance Use Disorders Professional?
Clinicians who provide direct client substance use disorders (SUD) treatment services by a Department of Health and Welfare approved substance use disorders treatment agency must be approved as a Qualified Substance Use Disorders Professional (QSUDP) or a Qualified Substance Use Disorders Professional Trainee (QSUDPT) in accordance with IDAPA 16.07.20 subsections 218 or 223.
Clinicians who provide Clinical Supervision to QSUDPs and QSUDPTs providing direct client SUD Treatment Services in a Department of Health and Welfare approved substance use disorders treatment agency must be approved as a Clinical Supervisor in accordance with IDAPA 16.07.20 subsection 216.
For QSUDP, QSUDPT or Clinical Supervisor approval, click here.
Questions may be submitted via e-mail or phone to:
Deborah Bailey Ben Skaggs
Division of Behavioral Health Division of Behavioral Health
PO Box 83720-0036 PO Box 83720-0036