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Mental Health Standards

All community mental health providers in the State of Wyoming are required to be nationally accredited through either CARF or JCAHO. National accreditation is prima facie evidence of compliance with the Mental Health Standards.


Substance Abuse Treatment Standards

The Substance Abuse Treatment standards were promulgated by the Wyoming Department of Health pursuant to W.S. § 9-2-2701 and the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act at W.S. § 16-3-101, et seq., to establish standards for community substance abuse prevention, early intervention, recovery support services and treatment services, and to provide a full continuum of quality, research-based, best practice substance abuse services to Wyoming citizens.  This certification also includes Court Ordered Supervised Treatment (Drug Courts).  Providers must also hold national accreditation through CARF, JCAHO, or a similar national accreditation agency as approved by the Division.  

Click Here to go to the Substance Abuse Treatment Standards which are lower on this page.

To apply to become a Wyoming Substance Abuse Treatment Provider visit this website: 

Official Rules and Regulations are available through the Wyoming Secretary of State's Office


Current Rules Regarding Community Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment Services

Behavioral Health - Personnel and Program Quality Rules

Chapter 1: Authority and Reasons for Rules

Chapter 2: Definitions

Chapter 3: Regions of Service

Chapter 4: Purchase of Services Authority

Chapter 5: Application for Funds

Chapter 6: Selection of Provider

Chapter 7: Contract for Funded Services

Chapter 8: Certification of Programs

Chapter 9: Protest Procedure

Chapter 10: Informal Complaints

Chapter 11: Formal Complaints

Chapter 12: Accounting and Auditing Requirements


Community Programs

Chapter 1: General Information and Introduction

Chapter 2: General Administration

Chapter 3: Mental Health Personnel Standards and Policies

Chapter 4: Substance Abuse Personnel Standards and Policies

Chapter 5: Client Rights

Chapter 6: Clinical Records

Chapter 7: General Service Standards

Chapter 8: Substance Abuse Service Standards

Chapter 9: Mental Health Service Standards

Chapter 10: Standards Management


Substance Abuse Treatment Standards

Chapter 1: General Provisions

Chapter 2: Organizational Requirements

Chapter 3: Mental Health Services (Reserved)

Chapter 4: Description of Services and Requirements

Chapter 5: Special Populations

Chapter 6: Prevention Services

Chapter 7: Recovery Support Services

Chapter 8: Court Supervised Treatment


If you aren't finding what you need, contact the Behavioral Health Division at 1-800-535-4006.


updated 3/25/2016 jj