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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.

Reducing licensing fees helps support quality child care availability

By | August 23rd, 2022|Licensing|

Federal grant dollars will reduce some licensing fees for child care centers to just $1 through June 30, 2024, temporary relief intended to help support the availability of quality child care for Arizona families.  The lower fees cover anniversary payments, increasing the capacity, and new applications. Through additional federal funds provided to states — of [...]

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Social Equity Ownership Program rollout sets standard for the nation

By | May 10th, 2022|Licensing|

Recently, 26 licenses were awarded under the Social Equity Ownership Program required by the voter-approved Proposition 207, which legalized adult-use marijuana in Arizona. Lasting less than three minutes, this live-streamed digital drawing might have made the process look easy. In fact, a great deal of thought and effort went into creating a successful program on [...]

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Online portal improves licensing of Arizona child care facilities

By | April 20th, 2022|Licensing|

Championed by Governor Doug Ducey, the Arizona Management System challenges state agencies to continuously improve their value to taxpayers and our other customers.  That’s why ADHS is pleased to share a recent improvement to the way we interact with licensed child care providers – and how the public will benefit from increased transparency as a [...]

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Doulas: Please consider joining our new community advisory committee

By | April 13th, 2022|Licensing|

Expectant mothers certainly need the help of skilled health care professionals before, during and after the birth of their child. But sometimes mothers and their families can benefit from more than medical expertise.  That’s where doulas help. A doula is a trained companion – not a health care professional – who supports another person through [...]

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Bureau of Vital Records Team Participates in 20th Annual National Adoption Event

By | December 11th, 2019|Licensing|

The 20th Annual National Adoption Day event was held on Saturday, November 23 and for the 8th year in a row, our Bureau of Vital Records Team participated in the event. The annual event is held to raise awareness for foster-care children nationwide who are waiting to find their forever families. Adoptions for foster children [...]

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Vital Records Wins National Award for Innovative Event Held on the Navajo Nation  

By | July 29th, 2019|Licensing|

The ADHS Office of Vital Records recently won the Constellation Awards from the National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems (NAPHSIS). The award recognizes the innovative efforts to collectively host a delayed birth registration event with vital records departments from Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah on the Navajo Nation. The event helps elderly [...]

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Arizona’s Top Baby Names of 2018

By | December 27th, 2018|Licensing|

Here it is, Arizona’s top baby names for 2018!  For a third year in a row, Emma tops the list for most popular baby girl name and Liam takes the number one spot for boys.  The top five girl names in 2018 are Emma, Olivia, Mia, Isabella and Sophia.  The top five boy names are Liam, Noah, Sebastian, Oliver and Benjamin. Throughout each year, the Arizona [...]

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Tips for Visiting Friends and Loved Ones in Long-term Care and Assisted Living Facilities During the Holidays

By | November 30th, 2018|Licensing|

As the holidays approach, visiting friends and family residing in nursing homes and assisted living facilities is a top priority for many. The visits, while strongly recommended by those involved in health care and aging, are sometimes very emotional. We highly recommend that visitors plan ahead to ensure that the time spent together is as [...]

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National Adoption Day

By | November 26th, 2018|General, Licensing|

National Adoption Day was Saturday, November 17th, and this year 128 children were adopted in Maricopa County! This annual event is held to raise awareness for the foster-care children nationwide who are waiting to find their forever families. Adoptions for hundreds of children are finalized on this special day. Our Bureau of Vital Records Birth [...]

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2018 ADVICE Collaborative: Patient Engagement

By | September 4th, 2018|Licensing|

Every year, our Bureau of Medical Facilities Licensing partners with stakeholders to provide a daylong educational session for end-stage renal dialysis (ESRD) providers in Arizona. This year marked the sixth year of our ADVICE (Arizona Developing Value Through Innovation and Communication with ESRD Providers) Collaborative held on June 21, 2018. This year’s theme was centered on patient engagement. Approximately 211 [...]

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