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BHC News - Issue 1, 2016

BHC News is published by The Joint Commission’s Department of Communications.


Accreditation and Certification


DoD proposes revisions to TRICARE to reduce administrative barriers to treatment

The United States Department of Defense (DoD) is proposing revisions to the TRICARE regulation, and is inviting comments on the proposal. The purpose of these revisions is to continue to destigmatize and expand mental health services and treatment for U.S. service members and their families.


New standards effective July 1 to address eating disorders programs

Beginning July 1, 2016, Joint Commission-accredited behavioral health care organizations that provide outpatient or residential eating disorders programs will have new standards that address many aspects of these programs.




CCBHC regulations go hand-in-hand with Joint Commission accreditation, certification

Accreditation by a nationally recognized organization is recommended by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) community certified behavioral health clinics (CCBHCs) regulations. These regulations align well with The Joint Commission’s Behavioral Health Care accreditation and with its Behavioral Health Home certification.


See you there!

Find out where The Joint Commission's Behavioral Health Care Accreditation staff will be coming up.