The service provider of the Community Based Drug Rehabilitation (CBDR) program primarily issues the certificate once the Person Who Use Drugs completes the program. This could be a non-government organization, a faith-based organization or the local government if they are the ones who provided the services to the person who use drugs (PWUD).
If the person is treated in an in-patient rehabilitation facility, the facility where he or she accessed the service will be the one to issue the Certificate of Completion. If he or she is in an out-patient program, whoever provided the program will issue the certificate.
The Municipal Mayor or Vice Mayor as head of the Anti-Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) signs the CCPC. Before a certificate is signed, there should be a form of basis to review or check that those being issued a CCPC have completed their required intervention. If the service is provided at the BADAC level, the drug officer is in the best position to sign the certificate of completion since he or she oversees the intervention that is being given to the PWUD but this has to be validated by the focal person.
At the community, the drug officer at the ADAC level will do the verification. Those who provided the service in the community will issue certificate of completion, which the drug officer will submit to the focal person as proof that PWUD has already complied. If in patient rehab, the facility where he or she accessed the service will be the one to issue the certificate of completion. If outpatient program, whoever provided the program will issue the certificate. The drug officer will collate and submit to the ADAC focal person for delisting. Certificate of Completion is signed by the municipal mayor, vice mayor as head of ADAC. Before asking local chief executive to sign certificate, provide form of basis for them to review or check that these people have completed their intervention.
Yes, provided there is a valid proof that the said PWUD has completed the required intervention.
LGUs should abide by the Board Regulation No. 7 of 2019 in which they should follow the new client flow process. This said policy is designed to provide the standard in issuing a CCPC.
Unless court mandated, there is no prescribed period for PWUDs to complete their treatment plan as long they comply with the required intervention for them.
For PWUDs who were assessed as low risk, they can be given CCPC after completing basic intervention. Those with moderate and high-risk assessment results are required to undergo after care service for them to be issued CCPC.
This certificate will entail basic information like the name of the person being certified to have completed the program and other similar information when a certification is given. The most important concern here is the assurance that the said person being issued a certificate has completed the required intervention.
It will be the law enforcement agency or the court who will issue the certificate of completion for drug offenders.