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Substance Abuse Treatment Centers

A licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Center means:

  • A facility including any private dwelling, where shelter, food, and care, or treatment, or maintenance, or related services are directly provided or arranged for by the facility to persons who are substance abusers living in a group setting. Inpatient facilities are residential settings.
  • A facility that includes programs and services that are provided on an outpatient basis primarily or exclusively to persons who are substance abusers. Outpatient substance abuse treatment centers do not include services that can be rendered only by a physician or within a hospital.


A Substance Abuse Treatment Center license is not required for:

  • Self-run programs in which persons who are substance abusers provide mutual support and encouragement to avoid substance abuse.  If a substance abuse professional is involved in a self-help program in only an advisory or informational capacity rather than a supervisory or administrative capacity.
  • Self-help programs which may be residential, which are operated by persons who are substance abusers for their own benefit.  A substance abuse professional is involved in a self-run program only in an advisory or informational capacity rather than a supervisory or administrative capacity.
  • A home, apartment or facility which does not exercise even  minimum supervision over the personal care, activities of daily living, or health maintenance of the persons served; or
  • Services provided by professionals credentialed under the Uniform Credentialing Act who are in private practice providing services under their individual professional credential.

 


*NEW* Per LB1034, effective 7/19/2018, Substance Abuse Treatment Centers which only provide outpatient services will no longer be licensed by the Department. The license status in License Lookup will reflect this change by showing that the facility license is closed; however, treatment may still be provided as licensure is no longer required. 

 


 

 

Contact Information:

Mailing Address

DHHS, Division of Public Health
Office of Developmental Disabilities & Behavioral Health Facilities
PO Box 94986
Lincoln NE 68509-4986

Physical Address

Nebraska State Office Bldg
301 Centennial Mall South
14th & M Streets, 3rd Floor
Lincoln NE 68508

 
Phone: 402-471-4975
Fax: 402-742-2326
E-mail: DHHS.DDBHFacilities@nebraska.gov
 
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. central time Monday-Friday
Closed on federal holidays.
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