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General Acute Care, Acute Psychiatric Hospitals May Use Medication-Assisted Treatment for Narcotic Addiction

No additional licensing required

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The California Department of Public Health has released All Facilities Letter (AFL) 19-02.1, which rescinds AFL 19-02 and further clarifies licensing requirements related to treatment for narcotic addiction.

According to the AFL, general acute care hospitals, acute psychiatric hospitals and chemical dependency recovery hospitals (CDRH) may each treat narcotic addiction — including using medication-assisted treatments — under their respective facility license; general acute care and acute psychiatric hospitals are not required to also have a CDRH license.