Verify license at Arizona Department of Health Services (AzDHS) using this link. Limit the search words so that the search function returns a result. You will be able to see the type of license, if the license is active or not, when the agency was surveyed, and if any citations have been given. You can also call AzDHS and ask to verify a license at 602-542-1025. They are very helpful.
IF THE TREATMENT CENTER AND THE SOBER LIVING HOME DOES NOT YIELD RESULTS: STOP – AND CALL 602-542-1025 TO VERIFY THAT NO LICENSE EXISTS.
Proceed with caution.
Verify that the agency holds accreditation. The three most common accreditation bodies are Joint Commission, CARF, and COA – Council on Accreditation. Please check these three resources to see if the particular treatment center is accredited, how long they have been accredited and any citations have been given.
Although accreditation is not mandatory in Arizona, accreditation is another layer of certification that shows the behavioral health provider follows additional clinical, medical and safety standards of care over and above licensing by the State of Arizona. This is a very good tool to use in determining where you or your loved one goes to treatment.
Verify the company is registered in the State of Arizona to do business. Companies in Arizona are REQUIRED to register with the Arizona Corporation Commission. If you do not see that the company is registered, confirm you have the legal name rerun a search. If the search returns zero results. Proceed with caution.
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