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Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities

Thank you for visiting the Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities Licensing and Regulation webpage. The Department of State Health Services maintains this webpage, but pursuant to Senate Bill 200, regulatory authority over Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities Licensing and Regulation has transferred to the Health and Human Services Commission. (HHSC) as of September 1, 2017. 

A substance abuse treatment facility may be any facility that offers treatment for persons with chemical dependency. Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 464, requires facilities providing substance abuse treatment services to be licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services (Department). In addition, the Department is charged with the registration of faith-based chemical dependency treatment programs that are exempt from licensure. Faith-based chemical dependency treatment programs offer only nonmedical treatment and recovery methods such as prayer, moral guidance, spiritual counseling, and scriptural study. Substance abuse treatment facilities are not certified to participate in the federal Medicare Program.

The Substance Abuse Facility Licensing Group develops rules that establish minimum standards for substance abuse treatment facility licensing procedures and registration procedures for faith-based exempt programs; for granting, denying, suspending and revoking a license; for licensing fees; and for operation and care.

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Contact Information

Texas Department of State Health Services
The Exchange Bldg.
Substance Abuse Compliance and Narcotic Treatment Program (MC 1979)
8407 Wall Street
Austin, TX 78754

Substance Abuse Compliance - 512-834-6700 ext. 2126
Substance Abuse Facility Licensing - 512-834-6600 , ext - 2016 or 2118

Substance Abuse Compliance and Narcotic Treatment Program - 512-834-6638
Substance Abuse Facility Licensing or Narcotic Treatment Facility Licensing - 512-834-4514

Email: sacg@dshs.texas.gov 

Mailing addresses may be found on the contact page.

Last updated February 21, 2019