Behavioral Health Licensing Unit

Telephone:  410-402-8198​

The Behavioral Health 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. 

The Behavioral Health Certification Unit is the licensing agent of the Behavioral Health Administration (BHA). It is responsible for the certification; initial approval and renewal of State of Maryland addiction service programs that meet the required state and federal guidelines for programs that provide particular levels of treatment in accordance with the guidelines established by the American Society of Addiction Medicine Patient Placement Criteria. Substance abuse programs include: opioid maintenance therapy programs, outpatient treatment programs, residential programs, early intervention, detoxification treatment, and education programs (DWI).​