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Division of Behavioral Health Services

Office of the Medical Director

The Office of the Medical Director provides clinical oversight in the provision of behavioral health services. Working closely with the Medical Directors of the RBHAs, the Office of the Medical Director establishes guidelines for treatment services and quality of care throughout the State. The Office of the Medical Director also chairs a multi-disciplinary committee of clinicians from other State agencies, RBHAs and providers to develop service planning guidelines and recommendations for best clinical practices. The Medical Director coordinates with the AHCCCS Medical Director and AHCCCS Health Plans for the joint management of clients' physical and behavioral health needs. The Associate Medical Director is responsible for children's behavioral health issues.