The application and certification standards for a health care facility to become certified as a Center of Excellence (COE), are below. Any properly licensed, operating health care facility, and approved Medicaid provider in good standing may apply to become certified as a Center of Excellence in the treatment of opioid use disorders. The Centers came out of the Governor’s Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task force and are a cornerstone piece of Governor Raimondo’s plan to cut opioid deaths by one-third in three years. These Centers will provide assessments and treatment for opioid dependence, will offer expedited access to care and serve as a resource for community-based providers.
A multi-disciplinary staff, including peer professionals, will work together to provide patient-centered care that addresses all of an individual’s treatment needs. COEs will be able to provide medication services on-site, including FDA-approved medications for the effective treatment of opioid use disorders (methadone, buprenorphine products and naltrexone).
Features of COEs will include: