A key goal of certification is to enhance the quality of care and services with a focus on the needs and outcomes of persons served. The primary function of the certification process is assessment of an organization's compliance with standards of care. A further function is to identify and encourage developmental steps toward improved program operations, client satisfaction and positive outcomes. The certification process entails review of requested information and a site survey. Required documentation is listed in the application. Site surveys are planned with the organization and include, but may not be limited to, reviews of personnel and consumer records, reviews of the environment, and any other activities that serve to evaluate an organization's compliance with all applicable standards. Any alcohol or drug abuse organization contracting with the Division of Behavioral Health (DBH), formerly the Divisions of Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Comprehensive Psychiatric Services is required to obtain and maintain certification. Certification by the DBH does not guarantee contract awards.
- Certification Prevention Personnel Addendum
- Required Information for Prevention Certification Addendum
DBH Certification applications MUST be printed and mailed to: Missouri Department of Mental Health, Division of Behavioral Health, Certification Unit, 1706 East Elm Street, Jefferson City, MO 65102
ADA Certification Standards and DMH Regulations
For the most up to date official version of the certification standards download the three sections listed below directly from the Secretary of State's Office.
- Division 10 - Chapter 7: Core Rules for Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Programs
- Division 10 - Chapter 5: General Program Procedures
- Division 30 -Chapter 3: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs
Certification survey insturments are currently under review and are not currently available. Please contact the certification unit for more information.