Private Alcohol and Chemical Dependency Hospitals

A private alcohol and chemical dependency hospital is a privately owned and operated establishment or institution exclusively for diagnosing, treating, and caring for people with signs or symptoms of alcoholism and the complications of associated substance use, and other medical diseases appropriately treated and cared for in the facility.

A physician is the medical director, and is responsible for directing and supervising medical treatment and patient care 24 hours per day. In addition, the hospital must have on staff at least a chemical dependency counselor and registered nurse.

Two private psychiatric hospitals are licensed in Washington State.