Our best-selling behavioral health care accreditation resource is now available as a PDF! The CAMBHC PDF manual provides you with direct digital access to the elements of performance for behavioral health care standards, National Patient Safety Goals, and Accreditation Participation Requirements (APRs) effective January 1, 2021. All the information you need is here, in one easy-to-use, authoritative, and accessible PDF. The PDF format allows you to easily jump to the key words or standards you need to reference.
Please note: This PDF manual is a digital version of the print Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Behavioral Health Care and Human Services effective January 1, 2021. It will not be updated with July 1, 2021 effective standards.
New name, and more great content! The 2021 edition has been renamed to better characterize the various agencies, programs, and organizations accredited under the standards in the manual, including those with a human services focus. In addition, The Joint Commission revised applicability classifications for existing and new standards to align with the human services focus. This is reflected in a totally redesigned "Standards Applicability Process" chapter. The 2021 manual also includes the nearly 90 new and revised requirements related to child welfare services and a new "Child Welfare" chapter, which renamed and expanded the previous "Foster Care" chapter.
Standards requirements including the standards, National Patient Safety Goals, and Accreditation Participation Requirements effective January 1, 2021
Standards and elements of performance for optional behavioral health home certification
Accreditation process information about Joint Commission policies and procedures and practical survey preparation information on the Early Survey Policy, documentation requirements, standards applicability, and more
New and revised content including new child welfare requirements, revised language in existing standards to be more inclusive and reflect a humanistic perspective, a new "Child Welfare" chapter, and a revamped "Standards Applicability Process" chapter
Icons to help navigate documentation requirements as well as risk areas
"What's New" summary of changes
PDF format—printable, downloadable, and accessible
Standards: All behavioral health care and human services standards
Setting: Organizations accredited under the Behavioral Health Care and Human Services Accreditation Program, including those that that provide mental health services, substance use treatment services, foster care services, programs or services for children and youth, child welfare, services for individuals with eating disorders, services for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities of various ages and in various organized service or program settings, case management services, peer-based recovery services, prevention and wellness promotion services, corrections-based services, and opioid treatment programs
Key Audience: Staff working on accreditation, compliance, patient safety, or quality improvement
If you’d prefer a hard copy manual or one that can be updated with replacement pages, consider the 2021 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Behavioral Health Care and Human Services (choose "Hard Copy" from the drop down menu for Book Format above) and its 2021 CAMBHC Behavioral Health Care and Human Services Update Service.