Behavioral Health Licensing Unit ​


T​he Behavioral Health Licensing Unit is the licensing and approval agent for the Behavioral Health Administration (BHA). Its primary function is to ensure that consumers in the state of Maryland receive quality behavioral health services. This is achieved through the regulatory process as governed by the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) Title 10 Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Subtitle 63 Community-Based Behavioral Health Programs and Services.

The Behavioral Health Unit licenses the following types of programs:
  • ​Group Homes for Adults with Mental Illness
  • ​Mental Health Vocational Programs
  • Mobile Treatment Services
  • Outpatient Mental Health Centers
  • Psychiatric Day Treatment Services, Partial Hospitalization Programs
  • Psychiatric Rehabilitation Programs​
  • Residential Rehabilitation Programs
  • Respite Care Services
  • Therapeutic Group Homes
  • Substance Use Disorder Providers
  • Ambulatory Detoxification Programs
  • Correctional Substance Abuse Programs
  • DWI Education Programs
  • Opioid Maintenance Therapy Programs
  • Outpatient Treatment Programs
  • Residential Detoxification Treatment Programs
  • Residential Programs​