Reminder for 2024: Initial eligibility requirements for opioid treatment programs
As a reminder, The Joint Commission approved revised eligibility requirements for initial surveys for organizations seeking initial accreditation for opioid treatment programs (OTPs) under the Behavioral Health Care and Human Services Accreditation program.
The following revisions were made to better align with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) expectations to facilitate comprehensive OTP surveys:
- Organizations with an average daily census (ADC) of 21 or greater must provide patient records for no fewer than 10% of the ADC, but not fewer than 30 patient records.
- Organizations with an ADC fewer than 21 (1–20) must be able to provide 20 patient records.
- An OTP must have two active patients at the time of survey.
These revisions will be included in the winter interim 2024 E-dition® update to the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Behavioral Health Care and Human Services (CAMBHC) in the Accreditation Process (ACC) chapter and, for those customers who purchase it, in the spring 2024 hard-copy update service of this manual.
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