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For the latest updates in accreditation news – both at AG and the field of accreditation at large – see below.  If you are looking for something specific, use keywords in the search function.

June 9, 2021

Washington Department of Health – Differential Licensing Rates
Washington State now recognizes that mental health and addiction service providers must be provided differential licensing rates if they are accredited by COA, CARF, or The Joint Commission. This differential rate is to reflect the reduced costs associated with regulation of accredited programs, the department’s fees for organizations with such proof of accreditation must reflect the lower cost of licensing for these programs than for other organizations which are not accredited.

Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Effective November 1, 2021, all services for mental health and substance use treatment services certified by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse must be accredited by COA, CARF, or The Joint Commission. Click for Details

May 19, 2021

Click here for The Joint Commission’s free document addressing 7 Critical Steps for Emergency Readiness and
Crisis Response

May 17, 2021

The latest to help you navigate the process.  More here

May 13, 2021

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Click here for tips from the National Institute of Mental Health on taking care of your mental health.  Exercise is one form of self-care.  Think about participating in a NAMI Walk on May 22 – WALK