“The revised Federal Guidelines for Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs), published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), are now available online. Like the 2007 guidelines, the new guidelines conform to Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 8.12. SAMHSA periodically revises the guidelines to reflect best practices based on current evidence and changes in health care delivery.
The revised guidelines should be the primary reference and central measure for program staff, accreditation bodies and other stakeholders on the delivery of care in OTPs that is both high quality and in compliance with federal regulations. However, these guidelines are not a substitute for medical judgment and cannot provide the sole basis for treatment decisions. Program staff should keep in mind that some states apply additional regulations to OTP operations and should verify that they are in compliance with state and federal regulations; or the stricter of the two if they conflict.
The Federal Guidelines are available for download at: http://atforum.com/wp-content/uploads/SAMHSA-2015-Guidelines-for-OTPs.pdf
Source: SAMHSA.gov – March 27, 2015