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Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the “Florida Model” and how does it differ from the “Social Model”?
Both medical and non-medical social model programs offer services designed to promote detoxification, treatment and maintenance of recovery from alcohol or drug problems....
2. Which addiction treatment facilities are required to be licensed and what kind of services can they provide?
Any provider that offers substance abuse services needs to be licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families. The services are: View More
3. Which service providers are not required to be licensed by the Department of Children and Families Substance Abuse and Mental Health Program Office?
4. What does it mean to be ‘licensed’, ‘certified’ or ‘accredited’ in this industry?
Licensing means that a particular type of facility or professional may only operate or a certain set of services may only be delivered with the advance and continuous authorization (“license”) of a designated government agency, to ensure protection of public health, safety, and welfare. View More
5. Which body licenses primary substance abuse/ drug rehabilitation facilities in the State of Florida?
Information is maintained in a centralized statewide licensing system: The Substance Abuse Automated Licensure Information System (SALIS). View More
6. What kinds of license are there?
There are three kinds of licenses. View More
7. What information must be provided in my initial application for licensure?
Licenses must be applied for both initially and annually thereafter, using this form: View More