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Frequently Asked Questions

Overview

1.  What kinds of facilities require a license?

Any substance abuse facility which offers treatment services for substance abuse requires a license from Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Health Care Services, Health Facilities Division Substance Abuse Program (LARA). Read More

2.  What kinds of facilities provide addiction services in Michigan?

The following programs offer services to alcohol and drug addicted individuals, or those at risk of addiction, in the state of Michigan. Read More

3.  What does it mean to be ‘licensed’ or ‘accredited’ in this industry?

Licensing means that the facility has been granted a written notice conveying to the public that the regulator has issued its permission to operate authorized services. Read More

Licensing

4.  Which body authorizes and oversees substance abuse treatment facilities in the State of Michigan?

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Health Care Services, Health Facilities Division Substance Abuse Program (LARA) is responsible... Read More

5.  What information must be provided in my initial application for a license?

An application for an initial or renewed license must be made on a form authorized and provided by Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Health Care Services, Health Facilities Division Substance Abuse Program (LARA) which is available... Read More

6.  What are the different categories of service which may be licensed?

A single license is issued to a qualifying substance use disorder program which is then limited to providing only those services endorsed on the face of the license. Read More

7.  What types of license are available?

There are regular licenses, provisional licenses and temporary permits.  Read More

8.  What will happen following my application?

Once an initial licensing application has been received, Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Health Care Services, Health Facilities Division Substance Abuse Program (LARA) will conduct an investigation to ensure the program is compliant with its rules.  Read More

On-site Review

9.  What kinds of inspections might there be for licensure determination?

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Health Care Services, Health Facilities Division Substance Abuse Program (LARA) may enter and inspect any and all program premises...  Read More

10.  How can a facility prepare for inspections, on-site reviews and audits?

While the criteria are periodically updated, key subjects of review may include...  Read More

11.  When must a program renew a license?

Licenses are renewable annually. Renewal applications must be received by the office 30 days before license expiration.  Read More

12.  What changes will affect a program’s licensing status?

A license application will be denied by Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Health Care Services, Health Facilities Division Substance Abuse Program (LARA) when a program fails to meet the standards...  Read More

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