ADHS Licensing Series

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A recent audit of the Long Term Care Licensing system shows room for improvement to address issues with complaint processing

By | May 26th, 2023|Licensing|

In September 2019, the Arizona Auditor General (AZAG) published the Performance Audit and Sunset Review (2019 Report) for the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). The 2019 Report included the AZAG’s findings related to how ADHS handled complaints for long-term care (LTC) facilities in 2017 and 2018, and five recommendations to improve the complaint process. [...]

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How ADHS regulates sober living homes and behavioral health residential facilities

By | May 24th, 2023|General, Licensing|

In Part 1 of our Licensing blog series, we shared what a sober living home (SLH) actually is. We also explained other types of homes that are often confused for sober living homes, including behavioral health residential facilities (BHRF), which are also licensed by the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). In this installment of [...]

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How we license facilities that provide substance abuse recovery resources

By | May 17th, 2023|Licensing|

In Arizona, there has recently been a large uptick in interest about “sober living homes'' from the media, government officials, members of the community, legislative members, and law enforcement. Based on the questions we’ve received in our Division of Licensing, it is clear that there is a lot of confusion surrounding what sober living homes [...]

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