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Behavioral Health Program Approval

The Division of Behavioral Health offers approval for community programs treating mental health and/or substance use disorders (SUD).

  • Approval by the Division is recognition of compliance with health, safety, environment of care, and program administration requirements detailed in IDAPA 16.07.15
  • Approval is required for treatment programs in the public SUD system. Approval is voluntary for all other behavioral health treatment programs. 
  • Approval does not replace credentialing, oversight, or quality assurance activities performed by BPA Health or Optum Idaho (Idaho Behavioral Health Plan), and does not gain community programs entry into a public network.
Please call 208.334.6662, toll free 800.264.6979, or email with questions.

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