Alcohol and Other Drug Services maintains this on-line manual as a reference for contract providers of treatment and prevention services. The Provider Handbook contains or provides access to documents specifying regulatory and administrative requirements that all programs must adhere to. This Handbook is incorporated by reference into all service provider contracts. As such, providers are bound both by the contract, and in most cases by state or federal regulation, to comply with the provisions contained in this Manual.
The contents of the Manual are periodically updated as changes to federal, state and local requirements are made available by the issuing agency. These updates may be provided as revisions to this electronic document or other electronic or print format over the course of the contract year.
The information presented in this Handbook is, to the best of our knowledge, current and complete. However, regulations and their interpretation can change from time to time. In addition, since some content is provided via link to other websites, Alcohol and Other Drugs Services cannot always vouch for the currency or accuracy of such content since content in third party websites may change or be relocated without notice. In some cases, not all content applies to all programs, for example requirements specific to prevention services do not apply to treatment programs or requirements specific to Drug Medi-Cal may not apply to all treatment programs.
In the event there is any question whether current or planned program operations are in or out of compliance with the Handbook, please contact the Alcohol and Drug Services staff analyst assigned to your contract.