Treatment for Substance Abuse

Fiscal Year 2018/2019 Methadone Needs Assessment

Frequently Asked Questions

As of July 23, 2019

  1. Each criteria section states the reply is limited to 2 pages per response. With each criteria having 1 to 10 sections, is this restriction per section or per criteria?
    Each response may be up to 2 pages in length.
  2. Can we email our responses to the specific regions or do they need to be mailed?
    All interested parties who receive a response letter from the Department stating their letter of intent to apply for licensure was received, but the interest was greater than the county need, will be directed of the deadline and location to mail completed CF-MH 4041 forms at a later date.
  3. Is there a deadline for these responses to be submitted?
    All interested parties who receive a response letter from the Department stating their letter of intent to apply for licensure was received, but the interest was greater than the county need, will be directed of the deadline and location to mail completed CF-MH 4041 forms at a later date.
  4. Will DCF require applicants to have a physical address for the counties we are submitting an application for, or will we be able to establish a physical address further in the process?
    After the evaluation process, applicants awarded the opportunity to proceed to licensure will be required to have secured a physical address at the time of licensure application.
  5. Should I complete CF-MH 4041 (Methadone Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Application to Proceed to Licensure Application) now and submit to the regional licensure office?
    All interested parties who receive a response letter from the Department stating their letter of intent to apply for licensure was received, but the interest was greater than the county need, will be directed of the deadline and location to mail completed CF-MH 4041 forms at a later date. The final CF-MH 4041 form can be retrieved from the Department’s form website: https://eds.myflfamilies.com/DCFFormsInternet/Search/DCFFormSearch.aspx
  6. When will I receive a response letter from the Department?
    Regional licensure offices will send letters via certified mail and e-mail (if applicable) to all parties who submitted letters of intent to apply for licensure by July 16, 2019.
  7. Can letters of intent to apply for licensure be submitted via e-mail?
    Yes. Letters may be submitted via e-mail, mail or hand delivery. Contact information for each regional licensure office can be found in the resources tab under the Needs Assessment Announcement on the departmental webpage.
  8. Is an applicant for a clinic that will serve IPM patients simply required to acknowledge, in its letter of intent to apply for licensure, that it is willing to treat IPM patients, or does the applicant currently have to have Managing Entity (“ME”) funding for IPM patients in order to be considered for a new clinic that will serve IPM patients?
    An applicant is not required to have current Managing Entity funding to be considered. However, the applicant would need to explain its strategy for serving indigent, pregnant and Medicaid recipients (IPM).
  9. Would an applicant who, pursuant to the licensure application process, agreed to treat IPM patients be relieved of treating indigent patients if there was no funding to treat these patients?
    Applicants that apply for an IPM program, are not relieved from treating IPM patients due to a lack of state funding.  Applicants in their letter and application can describe their strategies for serving IPM clients with and without state funds (e.g. sliding fee scales).   Applicants are expected to serve these populations once opened and ongoing.
  10. To be clear, we are trying to ascertain whether your agency’s requirement that 31 of the 42 new clinics serve IPM patients will effectively exclude all interested applicants with the exception of entities with established funding for indigent care. 
    No applicants will be excluded due to lack of funding for indigent care. Applicants are free to make business decisions and establish financial strategies appropriate for their firm.