Residential treatment facilities (RTF) are licensed, community-based facilities that provide 24-hour inpatient care for people with mental health and/or chemical dependency disorders in a residential treatment setting.
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- NEW - Notice of Emergency Rule filing. The Department of Health (department) adopted an emergency rule (PDF) clarifying that all health care facilities licensed by the department must comply with state and federal statutes, administrative rules, lawful orders, and other legal requirements relating to the operation of the facility and the control or prevention of the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), including orders issued by the Governor, by the Secretary of Health, by a local board of health, and by a local health officer. The new rule applies to all health care facilities licensed by the department, which includes: Acute Care Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgical Facilities, Behavioral Health Agencies, Birthing Centers, In-Home Services Agencies, Medical Test Sites, Psychiatric Hospitals, and Residential Treatment Facilities.
- Check out our new Behavioral Health Professions, Facilities, and Agencies webpages. These new webpages provide a one-stop-shop for finding information on both behavioral health professions and facilities work. You may find the legislative implementation and rules in progress pages very helpful.
- The department constantly updating WACs and does so with the input of all that are interested and have a stake in the decisions. You may always find out what is new and upcoming on our rules workshops webpage.
- The Department of Commerce has announced the opening of the most recent Behavioral Health Facilities Grant program. This program is open to nonprofits, public entities, tribes and for-profit businesses. These grants are for capital construction costs only. More information about this program and links to the online applications are online.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated the guidelines for health care worker Tuberculosis screening. The Department of Health has issued policy statement allowing residential treatment facilities to implement these updated guidelines (PDF).
- Health care entity (HCE) licensing is now available for RTFs allowing the use of automated drug distribution devices (ADDDs). See the Health Care Entity License and Automated Drug Distribution Devices frequently asked questions for more information.