Treatment Center Disqualifications
(01/01/21 – 12/31/21)
A treatment center or institution may be penalized or disqualified when any of the following is discovered:
NA benefits are misappropriated administratively or judicially.
Benefits are used for purchases that do not contribute to a resident participant's meals.
The center fails to provide the required monthly roster.
The center fails to provide the Treatment Center Change Report (FAA-0620A) form that identifies the proper use of benefits.
Alert a member of FAA management when any center is suspected of misappropriating a participant's benefits. The following must occur:
FAA management forwards a completed Request to Verify Eligibility of an Institution (FAA-1789A) form to the Policy Support Team (PST) via email, indicating the request is for possible violation of policy.
PST reviews the information and determines when further investigation is needed. When needed, PST sends a request of investigation to the Office of Special Investigations (OSI).
When the institution is authorized by FNS as a retail food store, PST promptly notifies FNS when there is reason to believe that the institution has misused benefits in its possession. FAA must have FNS approval to impose penalties or a disqualification on a treatment center.
When FNS disqualifies an organization or institution, FAA suspends its NA representative status for the same period.
Residents of disqualified institutions are ineligible to receive NA benefits during the period of disqualification. In this situation, the following apply:
NOAA is not required.
Deny or close the cases using the RI Denial or Closure Reason Code.
Send the F200 notice informing the residents of the determination and the effective date of the closure.
The PST must ensure the disqualified treatment center is listed as ineligible on the PST Institution List (for internal use only). (See Maintaining Institutions.)