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.

New Partnership Provides Parents Information About Potential Hazards

By | February 24th, 2017|Licensing|

Our Bureau of Child Care Licensing is excited to partner with the Children's Environmental Health Network's ECO-Healthy Child Care program.  The program helps child care providers throughout Arizona with the latest information on environmental hazards of most concern for our children.  Children's Environmental Health Network is a national non-profit organization that focuses on policy, education [...]

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Vital Records Data Helps Public Health Improve the Overall Health of Arizona

By | January 18th, 2017|Licensing|

One of the most popular features on our website and social media is the annual list of the top 100 baby names in Arizona. The list is created from our Bureau of Vital Records, which registers and issues birth certificates for all the babies born each year. While the list is a fun use of [...]

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Licensing Team makes Extreme Improvements to Critical Review Process

By | December 7th, 2016|Licensing|

Our Health Care Institution Branch Licensing Architectural Team has successfully streamlined processes, maximized resources and reduced the time it takes to review and approve architectural plans and specifications required by rule. This is critically important because architectural plans and specifications must meet the adopted 2010 Facility Guidelines Institute regulations before a new health care institution [...]

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Vital Records Staff Participate in National Adoption Day

By | November 30th, 2016|Licensing|

The Maricopa County Superior Court’s National Adoption Day was held at the Durango Juvenile Court Center on Nov. 19. National Adoption Day is an annual event held to raise awareness for more than 100,000 foster-care children nationwide who are waiting to find their forever families. Adoptions for hundreds of children are finalized on this special [...]

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Medical Marijuana Allocations Completed

By | October 27th, 2016|Licensing|

On October 6, our Medical Marijuana program concluded the processing of medical marijuana dispensary applications by holding a random selection process for applications meeting the criteria. Our staff worked with accountants on the process which included nine random selections. Our Digital Media Team provided live stream video of the event which can be found on [...]

Bureau of Vital Records Participates in National Data Sharing Program

By | September 26th, 2016|Licensing|

This week the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) released the 2015 birth data file and accompanying data brief “Births in the United States, 2015.” This report plays a significant role in public health program planning and funding throughout the nation. Our Bureau of Vital Records participated with vital records departments from across the country [...]

New Online Portal Helps Streamline Speech and Hearing Testing Documentation Process

By | September 22nd, 2016|Licensing|

Last September our Licensing team rolled out the online renewal portal for speech and hearing professionals that allows almost 5,000 hearing aid dispensers, audiologists, and speech-language pathologists statewide complete the renewal application electronically, upload documents, and submit an online payment. In addition to quicker submission by licensees, the improvement has helped the licensing staff drastically [...]

Checking In on Child Care

By | September 13th, 2016|Licensing|

Back to school time may bring on some new routines and new child care needs for your family. Whether it is full-time child care being provided in a child care center or certified small group home, Head Start program, or after-school program for our older kiddos, we only want the best for our next generation. [...]

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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 [...]