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The Virtual Learning Series on Substance Abuse is a part of the Iowa Department of Public Health’s Division of Behavioral Health Initiatives that support prevention, treatment and recovery from substance use disorders and problem gambling.

This virtual learning will focus on person centered planning for individuals with substance use disorders and co-occurring conditions, specifically addressing brain injury, intimate partner violence, opioid use disorder and problem gambling.

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The presentation will consist of an overview of 641 Iowa Administrative Code chapter 155. The presenters will help participants understand the licensure standards and assist programs in determining common areas of non-compliance. The presentation would be beneficial for executive directors, clinical oversight staff, and compliance officers/quality improvement staff.


  • Describe the Iowa Department of Public Health Substance Use Disorder and Problem Gambling Treatment program licensing process.
  • Identify the application requirements to apply or re-apply as a licensed substance use disorder or problem gambling treatment.
  • List specific licensure standards for substance use disorder and problem gambling treatment programs.