Copyright and Permission FAQs

  • Q1: What is The ASAM Criteria?

  • Q2: Why is ASAM changing the copyright and permissions program for The ASAM Criteria?

  • Q3: Why is it important that The ASAM Criteria be implemented comprehensively?

  • Q4: How do the changes to The ASAM Criteria copyright permissions process fit into ASAM’s overall efforts to support comprehensive and effective implementation of The ASAM Criteria standards?

  • Q5: What types of organizations and providers can obtain permission to publish or market their use of The ASAM Criteria?

  • Q6: In states that require the use of the ASAM Criteria, do all providers need to obtain a permission agreement from ASAM to comply with state law?

  • Q7: How will the changes to The ASAM Criteria copyright permissions process be rolled out?

  • Q8: Are permission agreements needed when referencing The ASAM Criteria for educational purposes?

  • Q9: Is a permission agreement needed to deliver basic introductory training on the ASAM Criteria?

  • Q10: Are permission agreements needed when referencing The ASAM Criteria in legislation, regulations, or government policy documents?

  • Q11: How can my organization apply for a permissions agreement?

  • Q12: How much will the permissions agreements cost? Are there discounts available?

  • Q13: What else is ASAM doing to support effective implementation of The ASAM Criteria?

  • Q14: How do the copyright and permissions changes relate to the ASAM Level of Care certification program?

  • Q15: Do I need a permissions agreement to reference The ASAM Criteria if I use the ASAM CONTINUUM software?

  • Q16: Where can I find more information?