TJC Seeks Comments on Proposed New and Revised Substance Use Disorder Requirements in Behavioral Health Care

PUBLISHED: Aug 2, 2019
Relevant to: Behavioral Health

The Joint Commission (TJC) is proposing new and revised requirements to address quality and safety issues related to substance use disorder treatment in their Behavioral Health Care accreditation program.

The proposed requirements address areas such as:

  • Admissions to facilities without comprehensive assessment to determine the level of care needed to treat patients.
  • Inadequate treatment and discharge planning.
  • Inappropriate use of drug testing.

The standards were developed with consultation and input from behavioral health care professionals, providers, and subject matter experts. Comments will be accepted through September 10, 2019.

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