A certification (license) from the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) is mandated by Oklahoma Statute at Title 43A for the following types of programs prior to provision of treatment services: Alcohol and Drug Treatment, Community Mental Health Centers, Gambling Treatment, Eating Disorder Treatment, Community-Based Structured Crisis Centers, Programs of Assertive Community Treatment, Comprehensive Community Addiction Recovery Centers, and Opioid Substitution Treatment. A national accreditation may not be substituted for certification by the ODMHSAS for any of the above referenced program types.
Title 43A also mandates that Community Residential Mental Health providers be certified, if they contract with the ODMHSAS. Additionally, pursuant to Oklahoma Health Care Authority rules, any providers of Outpatient Mental Health services for Medicaid reimbursement may be certified by the ODMHSAS in lieu of having a national accreditation.
The law provides for exemption from the certification process for licensed physicians, psychologists, social workers, certified alcohol and drug abuse counselors, and individual members of the clergy. This exemption applies only to professional individuals in their private practice, and not to any treatment facilities operated by such persons. Title 43A may be accessed at:http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/Index.asp?ftdb=STOKSTA7&level=1
If you would like to speak directly to a Certification staff member, please call 405-522-3800 or email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ODMHSAS Certified Providers
Effective November 1, 2015, any applicant for certification by the ODMHSAS, either initial or renewing, is subject to revisions in Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) at Title 450. Note that revisions were made to Chapters 1, 17, 18, 23, 24, 27, 50, 55, and 65. These revisions were promulgated on September 15, 2015, and were implemented on November 1, 2015.