Revised requirements for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics
Effective July 1, 2024, The Joint Commission has new and revised requirements for Joint Commission-accredited behavioral health care and human services organizations that select the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) service on their electronic application (E-App).
The Joint Commission revised its requirements to reflect the updated CCBHC criteria released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in March 2023. The revisions emphasize trauma-informed crisis care, addressing substance use disorders, and advancing health care equity, as well as provide organizations additional flexibility with how they provide care, treatment, or services.
The new and revised requirements are posted on the Prepublication Standards page of The Joint Commission’s website and will publish online in the spring 2024 E-dition® update to the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Behavioral Health Care and Human Services (CAMBHC). For those customers who purchase it, the CAMBHC spring update service will include these new and revised requirements.
For more information, please contact the Department of Standards and Survey Methods.