Kansas DOC substance abuse program receives state licensure

Kansas DOC substance abuse program receives state licensureThe juvenile outpatient substance abuse program with the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) has received its license. Corizon Health began providing treatment to youth offenders January 1, 2014, and one of our first goals was to receive licensing for the substance abuse program. The comprehensive curriculum that was proposed had to demonstrate a high quality of services and meet the qualifications and standards set by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability.

“We’re thankful for the dedicated work of Dr. Lori Ammons on working toward this validation of quality substance abuse services. This licensure provides additional assurance that the agency’s substance abuse programming meets industry standards, provides an opportunity for change in our youth and advances public safety,” said Terri Williams, Deputy Secretary of Juvenile Services, KDOC.

“I commend our team in Kansas, specifically Dr. Mariann Atwell and Scott Huntington, for their months of hard work and persistence to create a quality substance abuse program,” said Woodrow A. Myers, Jr., M.D., CEO of Corizon Health. “The state of Kansas asked us for a clinically sound substance abuse program to properly serve the juvenile population, and I’m pleased to announce that we’ve met that goal, which allows us to continue providing quality treatment. This endeavor marks another milestone achieved by the partnership between the State of Kansas, Kansas Department of Corrections and Corizon Health.”

Corizon Health currently delivers comprehensive medical, dental, pharmaceutical and mental health services to approximately 10,000 offenders in adult and juvenile facilities throughout the state of Kansas.