Prior Authorizations

Hospital ITA Certification

North Sound Behavioral Health Administrative Services Organization (North Sound BH-ASO) provides certification of payment for all Involuntary Treatment Act (ITA) admissions for individuals without an Apple Health Medicaid benefit that reside in the North Sound Region.

ITA Phone line: (360) 419-6562.

Please follow the recording instructions. Facilities requesting Certification for an involuntary admission will need to leave a detailed message with the following information:

  • Facility Name,
  • Facility Contact and Phone Number,
  • Client ProviderOne (P1) number (If available),
  • Client Name (First, Last, Middle Initial),
  • Client Legal Gender,
  • Client Date of birth,
  • Social Security Number (if available),
  • WA county of residence (if available),
  • Dates of admission and/or discharge,
  • For discharge, please indicate certification number, discharge date and diagnosis,
  • A brief summary of services and care to date.

North Sound BH ASO staff will contact the requesting facility within 1-2 business days with notification of certification, and will gather any additional information needed.

Suspect Fraud?


Anonymously report suspected fraud, waste, or abuse to the North Sound BH-ASO Compliance Officer by using the Compliance Hotline.

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Dissatisfied with service?


or visit the Ombuds website for assistance in filing a complaint or appealing a denial of service.

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