Accreditation for behavioral healthcare organizations (including hospitals, residential treatment centers, and other organizational settings) is provided by several organizations, including:

The Joint Commission

NABH Representation on Joint Commission PTACs.
NABH holds seats on two key Professional and Technical Advisory Committees (PTACs) within The Joint Commission: the Hospital PTAC and the Behavioral Health PTAC.

NABH also participates in The Joint Commission’s Liaison Network.

NABH Leadership Role in HBIPS
NABH has also been playing a leadership role in efforts that have led to The Joint Commission’s core measures for inpatient psychiatric services. Learn more about the “Hospital-Based Inpatient Psychiatric Services” (HBIPS) core measures and the role of NABH.

CARF provides a variety of accreditation programs, including those for residential treatment services for youth.

Council on Accreditation (COA)