**This page is no longer being updated with information regarding DHS 75. For updates regarding DHS 75, go to the Substance Use: Provider Information page.**
Building a better system of care for substance use services
The revised Wis. Admin. Code ch. DHS 75 took effect October 1, 2022. This administrative rule sets the minimum standards for substance use prevention, intervention, and treatment services delivered across a variety of settings and levels of care.
The revised Wis. Admin Code ch. DHS 75 is the product of years of partner and provider engagement and advocacy to ensure that DHS administrative rules reflect evidence-based practices and support advancement in patient care. This revised Wis. Admin. Code ch. DHS 75 puts the health and well-being of people receiving services for substance use first while easing provider requirements to support greater access to substance use services throughout the state.
DHS staff have been preparing providers for the revised regulations since October 2021. Staff continue to support providers to ensure continuity of services.
Do you have a question about the revised Wis. Admin. Code ch. DHS 75?
- Email the Division of Care and Treatment Services (questions about trainings and technical assistance)
- Email the Division of Medicaid Services (questions about Medicaid polices and procedures)
- Email the Division of Quality Assurance (questions about certifications, waivers, and variances)
ForwardHealth Update 2022-33: Provider certification for substance use disorder facilities (PDF)
Certification application forms
Providers are required to use the certification applications available through the Division of Quality Assurance when applying for certification under the revised Wis. Admin. Code ch. DHS 75.
Questions regarding the application process should be sent to the Division of Quality Assurance.
DHS 75 webinar series
DHS 75 providers are invited to participate in a webinar series with targeted sessions for residential services providers and outpatient services providers. See the schedule for this webinar series and more information on each session.
Conversion and certification process
Learn about the conversion process, non-expiring certificates, adding and changing services, biennial fees, waivers and variances, renewals, and more. This webinar was hosted by the Division of Quality Assurance on August 31, 2022.
Tobacco treatment and smoke-free environments
We've partnered with the UW Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention to provide training to behavioral health providers regarding tobacco treatment and policies regarding smoke-free environments. Visit the UW-CRTI website for toolkits, fact sheets, and recorded webinars.
Frequently asked questions
For answers to frequently asked questions, go to the Substance Use: Provider Information page.