Items in this category apply to the ADHS Licensing Division. ADHS is required to license medical, long term care and behavioral health treatment facilities. ADHS also licenses Child Care Facilities and Homes, as well as a few special professions. ADHS licenses emergency medical personnel as well, but that is through Preparedness.

Medical Marijuana Program Processes 750 Dispensary Applications

By | August 19th, 2016|Licensing|

The Department accepted applications for medical marijuana dispensary registry certificates during the last two weeks in July. In an impressive effort, the team processed 750 applications within a five-day timeframe. We anticipate issuing 31 dispensary licenses after evaluating the complete and compliant applications. The Medical Marijuana Program staff completed the work efficiently and with great [...]

Moving Forward in Arizona’s Dialysis Facilities

By | July 11th, 2016|Licensing|

This year marked the fourth year that our Bureau of Medical Facilities Licensing partnered with stakeholders to provide a day-long educational session for end-stage renal dialysis (ESRD) providers in Arizona. This year we saw an increase in attendees from other states. Approximately 135 participants attended the 2016 ADVICE Collaborative to identify data-driven opportunities to improve [...]

Medical Licensing Achieves 100 Percent on CMS State Performance Measures

By | May 11th, 2016|Licensing|

Public Health Licensing is celebrating a major accomplishment. The Medical Team was recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for achieving a perfect score of 100 percent on our contract deliverables. We were notified of the achievement last fall and today we are happy to receive our new certificate. Most of you know that our medical licensing [...]

Transforming Arizona Government: Improving Licensing Services

By | May 5th, 2016|Licensing|

As part of our agency transformation effort, we’ve been working hard on identifying and measuring what matters in our agency so we can move towards improvement in every area. We have one of broadest missions of any agency. Just tracking all the various programs and ways we work towards our mission is an incredible task. [...]

Applications for New Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Coming this Summer

By | April 27th, 2016|Licensing|

Last week the Arizona Medical Marijuana Program turned five. Voters passed Proposition 203 in the fall of 2010, making Arizona the fourteenth state to legalize medical marijuana. Within 120 days of Proposition 203 passing, we developed the Medical Marijuana Program and issued the first medical marijuana card to a qualifying patient on April 14, 2011. As of today, there [...]

The 2016 ADVICE Collaborative is Coming Soon

By | April 25th, 2016|Licensing, Preparedness|

In 2013, our Licensing and Infectious Disease Services teams partnered with the Healthcare Associated Infections Advisory Committee to develop a day-long ADVICE Collaborative conference aimed at improving infection control practices. The ADVICE Collaborative brings together licensed dialysis providers, the dialysis network, federal partners and public health professionals to find new ways to promote infection control, build relationships, and identify [...]

National Public Health Week: Creating the Healthiest Nation by 2030

By | April 4th, 2016|General, Licensing, Preparedness, Prevention|

This week, April 4 through 10, we’re celebrating National Public Health Week (NPHW) 2016, a week that helps us recognize the work all of us do to keep our communities and our families healthy. During the first full week of April each year, the American Public Health Association (APHA) brings communities across the United States [...]

Tips for Parents as Kids Head Back to School and Childcare

By | August 12th, 2015|Licensing|

As parents prepare for children to return to school or child care, Bureau of Child Care Licensing has some helpful hints for you to keep in mind to better ensure that your child will be safe and well-cared for in your absence. You can check out a facility’s track record regarding compliance with licensing regulations [...]

Striving for Excellence in Arizona’s Dialysis Facilities

By | June 25th, 2015|Licensing|

This year marked the third year that our Division of Licensing Services and Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Program partnered with the InterMountain ESRD Network and others to provide a day-long educational session for end-stage renal dialysis (ESRD) providers in Arizona. More than 200 participants attended this year’s ADVICE Collaborative to identify data-driven opportunities to improve [...]