Applying for Program/School Membership


INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
**International program/school(s) must submit a letter of reference from a current NATSAP member program representative in good standing.

NATSAP Program/School Member dues are based on a tiered structure that includes a Base Fee, an ADC Fee, and (if applicable) a fee for the Utah Chapter of NATSAP. The Board reviews the fee amounts annually and any changes are approved as part of the budgeting process.

Base Fee

The Base Fee is set at $1,858.00 per program membership. Each program MUST pay this fee prior to be accepted into membership.

Average Daily Census (ADC) Fee Calculation

To calculate this fee, you should first determine the previous calendar year’s ADC. Adding the total number of service days provided for all clients in a calendar year and dividing that number by 365, derives ADC. A service day is all or any portion of a 24-hour period in which you provide service to one client.

Once you’ve determined your ADC for the previous year, if the number is over 10 (maximum of 130), you will multiply that number by the rate of $37.62 to determine your total fee amount due. Programs with an ADC of 10 or less do not pay a census fee.

Utah Chapter of NATSAP Fee

We are pleased to announce the formation of the Utah Chapter of NATSAP, which will be working with all NATSAP programs located in Utah. Our focus will be to assist Utah programs in working more collectively and collaboratively with local state and government officials. In conjunction with our lobbyists from Sego Strategies, we will have the opportunity to have state lawmakers visit our programs and provide us a venue to share the needs of our industry. Our intention is to join committees with the Utah Department of Human Services on policies and procedures that affect our industry. Emphasis will be upon core rules review and many other outlined areas of concern. This chapter will comprise of a small executive committee that will serve as the mouthpiece for all NATSAP Utah programs. The individuals who have been asked to serve on this committee are: Trina Quinney-Packard, John Stewart, Brent Hall, Norm Thibault, and Shannon Weaver. We are excited about the partnership with Sego Strategies and feel confident that the tasks requested by the Utah membership will be valuable for all NATSAP Utah members. This chapter has been needed for many years and we are eager to see a paradigm shift in the perceptions of our industry. 

In order to support the needs of the Utah Chapter, effective April 1, 2020, any program who conducts business in the state of Utah is required to pay an additional fee of $1,090.00 for the membership year. This fee will be solely designated to the lobbying efforts of the Utah Chapter of NATSAP. Please be advised that the Utah Chapter Fee cannot be pro-rated nor deducted as an ordinary business expense.

*If joining in Apr, May or Jun - get 1-2 months of free membership.
**Only months October through March receive prorated rates. Maximum prorated rate is 50% off.

Full Membership

Programs applying for Full Membership must be in operation beginning with the first client admission for 2 years or more and must:

  • be licensed by the appropriate state agency authorized to set and oversee standards of therapeutic and/or behavioral healthcare for youth, adolescents, and young adults or accredited by one or more of the following: AEE, CARF, COA, DNV GL, JCAHO, NIPSA – Therapeutic (level 3 or 4 only). This category includes non-residential treatment programs.

  • have therapeutic services with oversight by a qualified clinician

  • aspire to the NATSAP Ethical Principles and Principles of Good Practice

Provisional Membership

Programs applying for Provisional Membership must:

  • be licensed by the appropriate state agency authorized to set and oversee standards of therapeutic and/or behavioral healthcare for youth, adolescents or young adults, or accredited by one or more of the following: AEE, CARF, COA, DNV GL, JCAHO, NIPSA – Therapeutic (level 3 or 4 only). This category includes non-residential treatment programs.

  • have therapeutic services with oversight by a qualified clinician

  • aspire to the NATSAP Ethical Principles and Principles of Good Practice

* Although a member program may remain under the provisional level for a period of 2 years, renewals are required ANNUALLY. At that end of the 2 year provisional period, the program is subject to review by the membership committee for an extension of the provisional membership or upgraded to the full membership level.

Associate Membership

Programs applying for Associate Membership are unlicensed or non-accredited residential, non-residential, or young adult programs and must:

  • be in operation beginning with the first client admission for at least one year prior to applying for membership

  • unlicensed/non-accredited programs serving an adult population of 18 and older

  • have therapeutic services with oversight by a qualified clinician

  • aspire to the NATSAP Ethical Principles and Principles of Good Practice

* Applicant MUST still include a scan or copy of the license and resume of your supervising clinician