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Licensing Alerts

Licensing Alerts are issued to communicate general information to drug and alcohol facilities.  The alerts are issued on an "as needed" basis and are disseminated to licensed drug and alcohol facilities, Single County Authorities, trade associations, and relevant state government staff.

Please note that numerous Licensing Alerts contain DDAP's old address, 132 Kline Village Shopping Center. DDAP's new address is listed below and should be used for all mailing moving forward.

One Penn Center
2601 N. 3rd Street, 5th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17110

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Alert # ⇧Title ⇳Year ⇳Active ⇳Field1 ⇳Field2 ⇳
Alert 01-1994 Licensed Capacity 1994Active  
Alert 01-1996 Physical Examinations 1996Active  
Alert 01-1997 Minimum Content Requirements for PA Department of Health Approved HIV / AIDS Curriculum 1997Active  
Alert 01-1998 Recission of Shelter, Hotline, and Drop-In Regulations 1998Inactive  
Alert 01-2000 Staffing Regulations - Qualifications / Degree From a Foreign Non-Accredited University / College (Updates Licensing Alert 1998-03) 2000Inactive  
Alert 01-2001 Older Adult Protective Services Act Not Applicable to Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs 2001Active  
Alert 01-2002 Chapter 705. Physical Plant Standards 2002Active  
Alert 01-2004 Division of Drug and Alcohol Program Licensure Web Page 2004Inactive  
Alert 01-2005 Electronic Clinical Records 2005Active  
Alert 01-2007 Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Providers Use of SCA Assessments as a Basis for Developing Client's Psychosocial Histories 2007Active  
Alert 01-2008 Exception Request Form (28 Pa. Code Chapter 715) / Buprenorphine 2008Inactive  
Alert 01-2008 Nonresidential Facility Use of Buprenorphine - Requests for Exceptions to Regulations - 28 Pa. Code Part V - Chapter 715 2008Inactive  
Alert 01-2009 Satisfaction of Staff Training Requirements 2009Inactive  
Alert 01-2009 Revised Satisfaction of Staff Training Requirements - Organizations Deemed to Provide Independent Training Equivalent to Clock Hour Requirements of 28 Pa. Code §704.11 2009Inactive  
Alert 01-2010 Satisfaction of Staff Training Requirements (Updates Alert 2009-01) 2010Inactive  
Alert 01-2011 Financial Audits 2011Active  
Alert 01-2012 Satisfaction of Staff Training Requirements - (Updates Licensing Alert 2010-10) 2012Inactive  
Alert 01-2014 Outpatient Clients Receiving Direct Counseling Less than Twice per Month 2014Active  
Alert 01-2015 Supervision of Counselor Assistants 2015Active  
Alert 01-2016 Intake Evaluation and Referral 2016Inactive  
Alert 01-2017 Urinalysis Testing 2017Active  
Alert 01-2018 Clarification Regarding Verification of Patient Identity in Licensed Narcotic Treatment Programs 2018Active  
Alert 01-2019 Staffing Regulations Qualifications 2019Inactive  
Alert 01-2020 Suspension of regulation 2020Active  
Alert 01-2021 Use of Medication for Treatment of Substance Use Disorder within Licensed Facilities 2021Active  
Alert 02-1994 Group Counseling 1994Active  
Alert 02-1996 Complaint Investigations 1996Active  
Alert 02-1997 Restrictions on Licenses / Certificates of Compliance / Approval 1997Active  
Alert 02-1998 Rescheduling of Levo-Alpha-Acetyl-Methodol (LAAM) 1998Inactive  
Alert 02-1999 Verification of Training, Experience and Professional Licensure or Certification 1999Active  
Alert 02-2002 Staffing Regulations - Qualifications / Degree in a Related Field (Updates Alert 1998-04) 2002Active  
Alert 02-2004 Locked Storage Containers: Record Storage 2004Active  
Alert 02-2005 Clinical Supervisor Requirements 2005Active  
Alert 02-2008 Supervision of Counselor Assistants 2008Inactive  
Alert 02-2009 Narcotic Treatment Program Medication Take-Home Privileges 2009Active  
Alert 02-2011 Revocation of Client Consent to Release Information 2011Active  
Alert 02-2012 Staff Training Requirements for Health Care Professionals 2012Active  
Alert 02-2015 Staffing Regulations - Requirements for Qualifications for the Position of Counselor 2015Active  
Alert 02-2018 Reporting of Unusual Incidents 2018Active  
Alert 02-2020 Suspension of Regulation 2020Active  
Alert 02-2021 Emergency Contact Notification by Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facilities 2021Active  
Alert 03-1996 Scheduling of Licensing Inspections 1996Active  
Alert 03-1997 Distinction Between Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization Services (Revised) 1997Inactive  
Alert 03-1998 Staffing Regulations - Qualifications / Degree from a Foreign Non-Accredited University / College 1998Inactive  
Alert 03-2002 Staffing Regulations - Primary Care Hours and Detoxification Activities 2002Active  
Alert 03-2005 Timing of Individual Training Plans 2005Active  
Alert 03-2008 Staffing Regulations - Qualifications / Degree in a Related Field - (Updates Licensing Alert 1998-04 and 2002-02) 2008Inactive  
Alert 03-2010 Staffing Regulations - Qualifications / Degree in a Related Field (Updates Licensing Alerts 1998-04, 2002-02, and 2008-08) 2010Inactive  
Alert 03-2011 Use of Non-Narcotic Drugs in Drug and Alcohol Non-Residential Treatment Facilities (Vivitrol) 2011Inactive  
Alert 03-2012 Use of Buprenorphine Nonresidential Facilities - Requests for Exceptions to Regulations 28 Pa. Code Part V, Chapter 715 (Replaces Alert 2008-01) 2012Inactive  
Alert 03-2015 Staffing Regulations at 28 Pa. Code §704.1 - Project Wide Versus Facility Specific Enforcement 2015Active  
Alert 03-2018 Intake, Evaluation and Referral (IER) Licensing Alert Revision 2018Active  
Alert 03-2020 Suspension of Regulation 2020Active  
Alert 03-2021 Staffing Regulations Qualifications / Degree in a Related Field 2021Active  
Alert 04-1996 Psychosocial Histories 1996Active  
Alert 04-1997 Requests for Exceptions to Regulations, Part V. Drug and Alcohol Activities, Chapter 701 1997Active  
Alert 04-1998 Staffing Regulations - Qualifications / Degree in a Related Field 1998Inactive  
Alert 04-2002 Staffing Regulations - Requirements for Direct Observation and Close Supervision of Counselor Assistants 2002Active  
Alert 04-2005 Dating of Signatures 2005Active  
Alert 04-2012 Use of Buprenorphine - Residential Facilities - Requests for Exceptions to Regulations, 28 Pa. Code Part V, Chapter 715 2012Inactive  
Alert 05-1996 Unannounced Visits 1996Active  
Alert 05-1997 Reporting of Unusual Incidents 1997Inactive  
Alert 05-1998 Facility Closures 1998Active  
Alert 05-1999 Staffing Qualifications for Clinical Supervisors and Counselors Hired Prior to March 4, 1996 1999Active  
Alert 05-1999 1998 Standards Deficiencies 1999Inactive  
Alert 05-2005 Project Director Requirements 2005Active  
Alert 06-1996 Drug and Alcohol Staffing Regulations Interpretive Guidelines 1996Active  
Alert 06-1997 Minimum Content Requirements for Pennsylvania Department of Health Approved Curriculum for Tuberculosis and Sexually Transmitted Diseases 1997Active  
Alert 06-1998 Scheduling of Licensing Inspections 1998Active