Continuous compliance starts with staff who know what The Joint Commission requires. 2022 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Behavioral Health Care and Human Services (CAMBHC) provides all the key information your organization needs to power performance improvement and maintain continuous standards compliance. It features the official Joint Commission standards, National Patient Safety Goals®, and other accreditation requirements, including standards and elements of performance for the optional Behavioral Health Home certification.
Understanding Which Standards Apply. The Joint Commission surveys many types of organizations under the behavioral health care and human services standards, including mental health services, addiction treatment, eating disorders treatment, intellectual disability/developmental disability (ID/DD) services, and social service/human service agencies serving children and families. Accredited organizations may serve people throughout the life span or specialize in an age or disability group. (See the section on Settings below for a longer list of services and settings.) Eligibility requirements will differ based on the services provided and the survey option you select.
Standards for all these settings and services appear in the 2022 CAMBHC. The goal of this manual's "Standards Applicability Process" chapter is to help each organization determine which specific standards and EPs in the manual apply to its setting(s), service(s), program(s), and specific population(s).
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 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