Licensing

The Office of Facilities and Program Standards and Licensure licenses programs that provide services to individuals with an intellectual and/or developmental disability , mentally ill or individuals who have substance use or substance dependence condition.

This Office processes licenses for organizations that provide Behavioral Healthcare Services, Services for Persons with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, and Services for persons with Cognitive Disabilities.

Organizations are issued an 'umbrella' agency license and additional site specific licenses. The licensure period is for two years.  Please click here to find BHDDH Rules and Regulations.

The Licensing Office does not process professional licenses for an individual including: Licensed Independent Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Chemical Dependency Clinical Supervisor, and Licensed Chemical Dependency Professionals. They are the responsibility of the RI Department of Health. For more information on these licenses, please contact the Department of Health at 222-5960 or visit www.health.ri.gov.

Application Process

  • Title: Application for Initial Licensure to provide Behavioral Healthcare Services
    About: This form is used for an organization, not previously licensed by the Department, to apply to provide behavioral health care services (substance abuse and/or mental health) to adults and substance abuse services to minors. This initial form needs to be submitted only once. The (twelve) licensed services can be chosen from the menu on page 2 (Part III Selected Services Information).

  • Title: Renewal or Add Services/Site Application Form
    About: This form is used by Behavioral Healthcare Organizations to: Renew an existing license, add a licensed service/program at an existing site, add a new site for licensed service delivery. Licenses are required to be renewed every two years. An Add Service or Site application may be submitted at any time.

  • Title: Application for Initial Licensure to provide services to Adults with Developmental Disabilities
    About: This form is used by an organization, not previously licensed by the Department, to apply to become a Developmental Disability Organization which can provide services to adults with developmental disabilities. This initial form needs to be submitted only once.

  • Title:Application for Licensure Renewal to provide services to Adults with Developmental Disabilities OR Application to add a Service or add a Site

    About: This form is used by Developmental Disability Organizations to renew an existing license, add a licensed service/program at an existing site, and/or add a new site for licensed service delivery. An "Add Service" or "Add Site" application may be submitted at any time. Licenses are required to be renewed every two years. Renewal applications must be submitted prior to the expiration date identified on a current license.

  • Title: FEIN Addendum
    About: The Department is required to obtain this information. It is to be submitted with each license renewal application. It is not required with an Add Service/Site application.