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American Society of Addiciton Medicine
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State Implementation

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ASAM Criteria

State Implementation

ASAM's Fair Use guidelines allow states to use The ASAM Criteria® in laws, regulations, and policies free of charge and with no permission agreement.

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State implementation

Overview

ASAM has a responsibility – to providers, payers, regulators, patients, and their families – to ensure. The ASAM Criteria continues to be equated with high-quality care proven to be effective in addiction treatment.  We identified four pillars for successful state implementation-Aligned administrative rules with the ASAM Criteria, facilitated discussions about the change process with ASAM support, enhanced collaboration using the implementation tools, and fostering bi-directional insights into state adoption & learning for process improvement.

Training

Providing education on The ASAM Criteria® including basic introductory training, falls within fair use and does not require a permissions agreement.

Providing more in-depth training, including activities that support the development of the knowledge and skills required to implement The ASAM Criteria, does require a permission agreement. This permission agreement is available to states free of charge and allows state employees to provide The ASAM Criteria training or technical assistance.

Fair Use

ASAM's Fair Use guidelines allow states to use The ASAM Criteria in laws, regulations, and policies free of charge and with no permission agreement. Providing education on The ASAM Criteria, including basic introductory training, falls within fair use and does not require a permissions agreement.



State or government entities, learn how to implement the ASAM Criteria using fair use guidelines by contacting us at ASAMCriteria@asam.org