The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) and other federal agencies are developing a regulatory framework for opioid substitution therapy that will change the current regulatory system for monitoring opioid treatment programs (OTPs) to an accreditation/regulatory approach. Over a five year period, CSAT will conduct and evaluate a phase-in program to obtain information that will aid in the full implementation of the new system. The goal of the evaluation is to obtain information that can guide the full national implementation of the new system for OTPs through systematic study of the processes, barriers, costs associated with a change from regulatory to an accreditation/regulatory process, and various other impacts.
EXPECTED DATE OF COMPLETION:09/29/2002
AGENCY SPONSOR: Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
FEDERAL CONTACT: Herman Diesenhaus, 301-443-6575
PIC ID: 6739
PERFORMER: Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, NC