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... For more information about local coalitions or treatment facilities in your area or for general substance abuse questions, please call the SAPTA office: Carson City: 775-684-4190 Las Vegas: 702-486-8250 Visit our website for further information: (scroll to the end to find the link to SAPTA).

SAPTA Services are funded through the Nevada State Legislature and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness in America’s communities.

SAPTA’s Responsibilities

…. is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services and under Mental Health and Developmental Services. The mission of the Agency is to reduce the impact of substance abuse in Nevada.

This publication was supported in whole or in part by the Nevada Division of Mental Health and Developmental Services (MHDS), Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Agency (SAPTA) through the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant and/or Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG) from the Department of Health and Human Services Administration (DHHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and/or the Department of Education (Dept. of ED). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. DHHS, SAMHSA, Dept. of ED, or the State of Nevada.

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Formulation and implementation of a state plan for prevention and treatment of Nevada’s substance abuse needs Statewide coordination and implementation of all state and federal funding for alcohol and drug abuse programs Statewide development and publication of standards for certification and the authority to certify substance abuse prevention and treatment programs


Programs funded by SAPTA are required to be in compliance with all state licensure and/or certification requirements detailed in NAC 458. Non-funded treatment programs can also request certification for defined levels of service. If interested contact our office at 775-684-4190.

Treatment The Agency currently funds private, non-profit treatment organizations and government agencies statewide to provide substance abuse related services including: • Detoxification • Residential • Outpatient • Opioid Maintenance Therapy

Women’s Services

• WestCare in Las Vegas and Step 2 in Reno provide the following additional services for pregnant women and women with dependent children in conjunction with substance abuse treatment: • Primary medical care

• Primary pediatric care for children including immunizations

• Gender specific substance abuse treatment and other therapeutic interventions that may address issues of relationships, sexual and physical abuse, and parenting

42 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 2 Federal Confidentiality and 45 CFR Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Individuals admitted to substance abuse treatment are covered under the Federal Confidentiality Laws and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. A Certified program must comply with all applicable confidentiality and record keeping provisions set forth in 42 CFR Part 2, 45 CFR Parts 160, 162 and 164, NRS 458.055 and any other applicable confidentiality laws pertaining to the services provided by the program.

Alcohol and drug abuse prevention education and treatment services available statewide.

Sliding Fee Scale

NAC 458.183 (7) requires funded programs to enable all persons, especially persons with low or no income, to have access to necessary resources and services related to the prevention or treatment of a substance-related disorder. Persons seeking treatment from a SAPTAfunded program cannot be denied services due to their ability to pay. Each funded program is required to maintain a SAPTA-approved Sliding Fee Scale based on family size, income level, and using the federal poverty level guidelines.

• Therapeutic interventions for children in the custody of women in treatment, which may, among other things, address their Required Admission developmental needs, and their issues of Priority for Funded Programs sexual and physical abuse, and neglect

Treatment admission prioritization for all programs, except for Civil Protective Custody Services, must be conducted in the following order:

Case management, transportation, and child care services are provided to ensure women and their children have access to the services referenced above.

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Pregnant injection drug users Pregnant substance abusers Non-pregnant injection drug users All others

Prevention Nevada’s prevention related goals include reducing the onset and the progression of substance abuse. Prevention is a proactive process of helping individuals, families, and communities access resources in order to develop and maintain healthy lifestyles. SAPTA does not provide direct substance abuse prevention services, but provides funding through a competitive process to non-profit coalitions throughout Nevada. These coalitions then provide funding to community level organizations in all 17 Nevada counties. The community and strategies are to raise awareness change norms, laws, practices, and procedures and identify programs and services designed to meet the prevention needs of each community. The agency also funds administrative programs to provide resource information related to drug and alcohol abuse and to provide training to substance abuse prevention professionals. Prevention services are provided free of charge. Substance abuse services for adults and adolescents are located throughout the state of Nevada. Co-occurring Disorders treatment services are available in Clark and Washoe Counties.

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