RESIDENTIAL REHABILITATION AND ALCOHOL AND DRUG RECOVERY FACILITIES
Defending Residential Rehabilitation and Alcohol and Drug Recovery Facilities (Department of Health Care Services) in Sacramento & All Over California
The California Department of Health Care Services (“DHCS”) governs the licensing of adult residential drug and alcohol recovery treatment programs. (Note, this is separate from sober living homes and environments, which do not require licensure through DHCS.) As such, the Department of Health Care Services has an intricate disciplinary process set up concerning the denial, suspension, and revocation of residential alcohol or drug treatment programs. This process may include either an informal hearing or conference with the DHCS directly, or a formal hearing, also called an administrative hearing. Such administrative hearings are governed by the Administrative Procedures Act and entail a court trial before an administrative law judge. In sum, the disciplinary process for residential alcohol or drug (“AOD”) rehabilitation centers, programs and facilities is complicated.
If you are a licensed recovery program, or applying for such a license, and dealing with the Department of Health Care Services in a disciplinary matter, which may include auditing or examination issues (see Title 22 Section 51016 of the California Code of Regulations), then contact an experienced administrative law attorney like Jonathan Turner who can defend you against accusations and investigations by the CA Department of Health Care Services.
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If you received a denial of a professional license or any threat to your ability to continue practicing your profession, please contact attorney Jonathan Turner using this contact form or call (916) 471-6505 for a personal conversation.