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Substance Use Disorder Treatment Program

Below, you’ll find adverse and other patient safety events grouped into categories. Click on the most relevant category to see agency-by-agency descriptions of events that must be reported.

This content is relevant to substance use disorder treatment programs licensed by the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS). Note that:

  • A BSAS license is consider secondary for programs that operate under a hospital licensed by the Department of Public Health or a mental health facility licensed by the Department of Mental Health. In these cases, visit the Hospital or the Mental Health section, as applicable.
  • If you are a clinic that provides a separately identifiable substance use disorder treatment program (whether or not it requires a BSAS license), visit both this section and the Clinic section.

Consult the glossary for more information on substance use disorder treatment programs are defined in the Navigator.

Safety-related reporting requirements imposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), MassHealth, or accrediting organizations are not included in the information provided here. Click here to learn more about what is and is not included in the Navigator.

Adverse Event Categories

Event Type Description
Reportable Incidents - BSAS Examples include serious injuries, facility emergencies, abuse or neglect, unsanitary conditions, etc.

Other Safety Reporting

Event Type Description
CMS and MassHealth Broad overview and links to resources related to conditions of coverage and participation in these programs
Drug Diversion Loss or theft of controlled substances