Continuous compliance starts with behavioral health care and human services staff who know what The Joint Commission requires—and this manual provides you with direct access to the elements of performance for the standards, National Patient Safety Goals®, and Accreditation Participation Requirements (APRs) for any behavioral health care and human services organization.
The portable 2022 Standards for Behavioral Health Care and Human Services is lean and light, making it a perfect on-the-go reference. Keep it handy in meetings, during orientation and training, and as a practical overview of the Joint Commission’s accreditation requirements for everyone in your organization, from staff to leaders.
Please note: This book is truly an abridged version of the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Behavioral Health Care and Human Services. It contains all the applicable standards and elements of performance, but the accreditation process information chapters with accreditation policies and procedures, initiatives, and summaries ARE NOT INCLUDED.
Standards, National Patient Safety Goals, and Accreditation Participation Requirements effective January 1, 2022
A Glossary defining key terms used in the Joint Commission standards
Revamped "Standards Applicability Process" chapter to identify those requirements that apply to your behavioral health care and human services setting
Does NOT INCLUDE the following: The Accreditation Process, Sentinel Event Policy, The Quality Report, Required Written Documentation, and other accreditation process information chapters from the comprehensive manual
Abridged version of the comprehensive manual—only scored standards chapters included
Tabs allow you to find exactly what you need when you need it
Softcover, spiral-bound book
Standards: All behavioral health care standards.
Setting: Organizations accredited under the Behavioral Health Care 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 responsible for accreditation, compliance, safety, or quality improvement.
If you’d prefer a manual with Joint Commission accreditation process information that can be updated with replacement pages, consider the 2022 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Behavioral Health Care and Human Services. Or, if you're looking for the readability of a hard copy manual and the accessibility of digital access consider our PDF version of the CAMBHC.