§ 711.2. Policy.
(a) Persons, partnerships, and corporations or other legal entities intending to operate a facility offering drug and alcohol treatment services within a health care facility shall first be issued a certificate of compliance.
(b) Drug and alcohol treatment activities which are a part of a health care facility are also subject to the licensure requirements for a health care facility under Part IV (relating to health facilities). The health care facility will receive a license issued by the Department, under the Health Care Facilities Act (35 P. S. § § 448.101448.904) which will cover those drug and alcohol activities which are a part of a health care facility. The Department will also issue a certificate of compliance to the drug and alcohol component within the health care facility which will certify that program areas meet the minimum standards which are germane to drug and alcohol treatment under the act (71 P. S. § § 1690.1011690.115). A health care facility which fails to meet the minimum standards may not be issued a certificate of compliance and a license issued by the Department shall exclude coverage of drug and alcohol activities. The application of the drug and alcohol program standards, in addition to the licensing standards under the Health Care Facilities Act, to drug and alcohol treatment activities within a health care facility, is necessary to insure that the same quality of services are maintained throughout drug and alcohol treatment activities within this Commonwealth.
(c) The program standards for license of free-standing drug and alcohol treatment facilities, and for certification of compliance of drug and alcohol treatment activities which are a part of a health care facility, are identical. If the general standards for drug and alcohol treatment activities are the same for a license under the Health Care Facilities Act and for a certificate of compliance under the act they have been deleted in this chapter to avoid a duplication of inspection.
(d) Health care facilities that provide the following drug and alcohol treatment activities shall comply with this subchapter and Subchapter B and then the specific subchapter that is applicable to that service. These treatment activities include intake, evaluation and referral, inpatient nonhospital, partial hospitalization, outpatient, and shelter. Health care facilities providing inpatient hospital drug and alcohol detoxification or treatment and rehabilitation services shall comply with Chapter 710 (relating to drug and alcohol services).
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