Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Voucher


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The Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Voucher program was established to increase access to quality services for individuals to reach their full potential.

GOAL 1: Allow individual to choose provider

  • OBJECTIVE 1.1: Increase number of providers and service options.
  • OBJECTIVE 2.1: SUD Voucher providers provide evidence-based services based on individual need.

GOAL 2: Improve access to quality services

  • OBJECTIVE 1.2: Service options are communicated to individuals.
  • OBJECTIVE 2.2: Reduce financial barriers for individuals accessing needed services.


View the program brochure here.

View the program overview and outcomes here.


The SUD Voucher was established during the 64th Legislative Session. Since its inception, approximately 3,556 individuals have received services through the SUD Voucher program (through September 31, 2019).

History of SUD Voucher

66th Legislative Session (2019)

  • Providers who access the SUD Voucher were expanded to public agencies (i.e., public health and tribal agencies) who hold a substance abuse treatment program license - not including Human Service Centers. (HB 1105)
  • Eligibility age was changed from 18 to 14 years old, effective July 1, 2020. (SB 2175)

65th Legislative Session (2017)

  • Methadone maintenance was added as a covered service, effective July 1, 2017 (HB 1012)

64th Legislative Session (2015)

  • The ND Department of Human Services was appropriated funding to administer a voucher system to pay for substance use disorder treatment services. The Department's Behavioral Health Division was assigned the responsibility to develop administrative rules and implement the voucher system. (SB 2048)