Treatment Provider Certification

The Substance Abuse Treatment Certification Rule provides certification and operational requirements for Vermont Department of Health approved and preferred providers.

Preferred Providers - Substance Use Disorder Treatment Standards - Effective August 1, 2018 - December 31, 2019

*NEW* Preferred Providers - Substance Use Disorder Treatment Standards - Effective January 1, 2020

The Compliance Assessment Tool (CAT) is used during site visits to determine a Preferred Provider’s level of certification compliance by:

  • Providing transparency about the Preferred Provider's compliance status;
  • Highlighting areas that require action or emphasis; and
  • Evaluating the level and type of technical assistance needs.

Certification Process

Certification requires site visits to funded programs providing substance use disorder treatment to assess program compliance with substance use disorder services guidelines - procedural guidelines of practice for all publicly funded substance use disorder treatment services in Vermont.