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Legislative Change

The recent Ohio legislative session passed a rule that requires community based behavioral health services to obtain accreditation in order to complete the process for certification by Ohio.


  • Existing* certified organizations have until October 2025 to become accredited.
    *An organization holds current certification by October 3, 2023.
  • Community based behavioral health organizations that are not yet certified by October 3, 2023; will need to include the accreditation (limited temporary accreditation) in their application for certification and they need to finish 2-part survey process (early survey) to gain full accreditation.

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Collaborate with us for an unmatched accreditation experience. The Joint Commission established the Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program to encourage safe, high-quality care, treatment or services to individuals receiving mental health or addiction treatment services. Joint Commission accreditation is a widely recognized standard for quality services and its Gold Seal of Approval® are a widely recognized benchmark representing the most comprehensive evaluation process in behavioral and physical health care.

Today, The Joint Commission accredits over 3,000 behavioral health organizations across the U.S. in a wide variety of settings. Whether you're new to The Joint Commission and just starting your behavioral health care and human services accreditation journey, or you are looking for guidance, we’re here to help.

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The Joint Commission’s role in behavioral health care and human services is well-established and nationally renowned. Learn how The Joint Commission accreditation can benefit your organization.

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