The Division of Behavioral Health certifies Substance Use Disorders (SUD) and Recovery Support Services (RSS) providers. A detailed explanation of the rules and minimum standards for these services, including the process required for certification, can be found in the Idaho Administrative Code. Please click here to access IDAPA 16.07.20. Providers seeking approval/renewal as a SUD treatment and/or RSS provider can access the SUD/RSS application here.
The Division also certifies Nonhospital, Medically-Monitored Detoxification/Mental Health Diversion Units according to the rules and minimum standards set forth in IDAPA 16.07.50. Detox/Mental Health Diversion Units provide physician-supervised care to individuals suffering from a subacute psychiatric or alcohol/drug crisis. The application for approval as a Detox/Mental Health Diversion Unit can be accessed here.
Please remember that it is the provider’s responsibility to read, understand, and comply with the provisions set forth in the Idaho Administrative Code. Please contact the Division (contact info below) if you have any questions or concerns regarding the approval process. Once you have completed the appropriate application, including all of the required supporting documentation, please submit to:
Division of Behavioral Health (3rd Floor)
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720-0036
How do I become a Qualified Substance Use Disorder Professional?
Clinicians who provide direct client substance use disorders (SUD) treatment services by a Department of Health and Welfare approved substance use disorders treatment agency must be approved as a Qualified Substance Use Disorders Professional (QSUDP) or a Qualified Substance Use Disorders Professional Trainee (QSUDPT) in accordance with IDAPA 16.07.20 subsections 218 or 223.
For QSUDP approval: Mail or fax your current State of Idaho Occupational License or Certification as listed in IDAPA, resume and proof of 1040 Substance Use Disorder hours
For QSUDPT approval: Mail or fax your current State of Idaho Occupational License or Certification as listed in IDAPA, resume and intensive supervision plan
Mail or fax your documentation to:
Substance Use Disorder Program
450 W State Street 3rd Floor, PO Box 83720
Boise ID 83720-0036