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Department of Behavioral Health Accepts Certification Applications for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services

Date Released: 
Fri, 06/16/2017

(Washington, DC) –The District of Columbia Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) is now accepting certification applications for the following services as defined by Title 22-A, D.C. Municipal Regulation, Chapter 34 “Mental Health Rehabilitation Services Provider Certification Standards” and Title 22-A, D.C. Municipal Regulation, Chapter 63 “Certification Standards For Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Providers.”  Certification applications will be accepted only for services indicated below during the specified time frames.


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