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Licensing and Certification - Residential and Outpatient Behavioral Health Programs

About Licensing and Certification

The Health Systems Division (HSD) Licensing and Certification Unit regulates provider compliance with state laws related to residential and outpatient behavioral health facilities and programs. This includes oversight of the following behavioral health provider types:
  • Adult Foster Homes
  • Child and Adolescent Programs: Intensive Treatment Services (ITS) and Children’s Emergency Safety Intervention Specialists (CESIS)
  • Civil Commitment, including Training and Certifying Examiners and Investigators
  • Community-Based Structured Housing
  • Outpatient Programs: Mental Health, Substance Use Disorders, and Problem Gambling; Alcohol and Other Drug Screening Specialists (ADSS)
  • Residential Treatment Facilities: Mental Health Adult Residential Treatment Homes and Facilities, and Secure Residential Treatment Facilities; Adolescent and Adult Substance Use Disorders and Problem Gambling programs
  • Sobering Facilities

Psychiatric hospitals are licensed by the Public Health Division. To learn about their requirements or how to file a complaint, visit the Health Facility Licensing & Certification website.

Qualified Mental Health Associates, Qualified Mental Health Professionals, Addictions Counselors and Recovery Mentors are certified by the Mental Health and Addiction Certification Board of Oregon (MHACBO). To learn about their requirements, visit the MHACBO website.

Need Help?

If you have an emergency, please dial 911.

If you suspect someone is being abused, please call the abuse hotline at 855-503-SAFE (855-503-7233).

Unit Contacts

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