Licensing & Certification

  • NOTE: For information on child care licensing, please see the Child Care section (part of CYFD's Early Childhood Services).

 

The Licensing and Certification Authority (LCA) is part of CYFD's Behavioral Health Services division with offices located in Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Las Cruces.

The LCA certifies compliance with state and federal regulations for an array of seven children/youth Medicaid behavioral health services operated by in-state Medicaid providers. The LCA’s certification reviews assess compliance with active treatment, quality of care, health and safety, personnel requirements and other service delivery regulatory standards. The LCA also licenses Medicaid facility-based providers as well as non-Medicaid Children’s Crisis Shelters and Community Homes operating in New Mexico.

Types of Facilities the LCA Regulates:

  • Accredited residential treatment services
  • Non-accredited residential treatment and group home services
  • Treatment foster care services
  • Day treatment services
  • Behavioral management services
  • Comprehensive community support services
  • Community crisis shelters
  • Children's community homes

For more information on the Licensing and Certification Authority, please contact Olivia Ridgeway at (505) 827-9932 or by email at olivia.ridgeway@state.nm.us.

If you are seeking information on Child Care Licensing, please see the Child Care section, contact your regional Child Care Licensing office, or contact Cinthia Lopez at (505) 827-7499 or 1-800-832-1321 or by email at cinthia.lopez@state.nm.us.