Accreditation for behavioral healthcare organizations (including hospitals, residential treatment centers, and other organizational settings) is provided by several organizations, including:
Joint Commission releases updated Sentinel Event data through Q2 2016, including 1) a Sentinel Event Data Summary—As of July 5, 2016; 2) Sentinel Event Data—Event Type by Year (from 1995 to Q2 in 2016); and 3) Sentinel Event Statistics Data - General Information (1995-Q2 2016).
Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alert (#56): "Detecting and treating suicide ideation in all settings"
The Joint Commission: Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions Related to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Guidelines for the Accreditation of Opioid Treatment Programs
CMS final rule: "Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Revisions to Deeming Authority Survey, Certification,and Enforcement Procedures"
CMS final notice: "Medicare and Medicaid Program;Continued Approval of the Joint Commission’s Psychiatric Hospital Accreditation Program" (to 2.25.19)
NAPHS comment letter to CMS in support of Joint Commission application for continued approval of the Psychiatric Hospital Accreditation Program
CMS final notice: "Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Continued Approval of The Joint Commission’s (TJC’s) Hospital Accreditation Program" (through 7/15/20)
Joint Commission releases updated Sentinel Event data updated to June 2013. Link to the full report or view specific sections including 1) a Sentinel Event Data Summary—As of August 1, 2013; 2) Sentinel Event Data—Event Type by Year; and 3) Sentinel Event Data—Root Cause by Event Type.
NAPHS comment letter on proposed rule on "Medicare/Medicaid Programs: Survey, Certification and Enforcement Procedures”
Final notice: "Medicare and Medicaid: Approval of the Joint Commission for Deeming Authority for Psychiatric Hospitals" [View]
Federal Register: Medicare program final rule, including...."Medicaid Program: Accreditation for Providers of Inpatient Psychiatric Services" (large file--please allow time for file to open) [View]
NAPHS comment letter: Accreditation Requirements for Providers of Inpatient Psychiatric Services for Individuals Under Age 21 [View]
NAPHS Representation on Joint Commission PTACs [View]
A Customer's Guide to a Successful Joint Commission Survey
Links to accreditation agencies [View]