January 07, 2016 | | Comments 0
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Joint Commission approves new behavioral standards for eating disorders and housing support services

The Joint Commission recently posted new behavioral facility standards for both outpatient and residential eating disorder programs as well as permanent housing support services standards.

The permanent housing support services standards are aimed at helping people with major mental illnesses, substance abuse issues, and other behavioral health issues get steady housing and care. The requirements for eating disorders address issues such as assessments, transitions of care and supervision of patients in eating disorder programs. Both sets of requirements will appear in the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Behavioral Health Care Organizations (CAMBHC) and will go into effect on July 2016.

The Joint Commission also approved program requirements for total hip and total knee replacement advanced certification which will go into effect in March 2016. 

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About the Author: Brian Ward is an Associate Editor at HCPro working on accreditation, patient safety, and quality news.

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