DSHS - Agency Certification FAQs
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Agency Certification FAQs

Certified providers are required to give the department a minimum of 60 days written notice of intent to change ownership of a certified provider.  (See WAC 388-805-105 or the WAC Implementation Guide for information on ownership changes.)

Response times can vary due to workloads. We are committed to responding to each request within 30 days of receipt. We will do our best to keep you advised of delays, if any. There are occasions that the request is unique and requires special consideration, or required information was not provided with the request, or the information provided did not meet the requirements. Incomplete applications or requests can result in a delay or, in some instances, even a denial of the request.

We try to provide forms that explain what information and materials are necessary to complete your request. We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns prior to submitting your request.

See the WA Recovery Help Line's career center webpage: http://www.warecoveryhelpline.org/

See Forms for New Applicants.  Instructions are also on this page. 

Certified providers are required to give the department a minimum of 60 days written notice of intent to relocate certified services. Certification is not transferable from a certified location to another site without departmental approval. (See WAC 388-805-110(2) for information on Relocations.)

 

See Certification Forms  (application for changes).