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New opioid treatment requirements added to Joint Commission’s behavioral standards

The Joint Commission has added new requirements for opioid treatment programs accredited under its Behavioral Health Care Program.

The requirements go into effect on July 1, 2016 and are aligned with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Federal Guidelines for Opioid Treatment Programs.

The changes are in the Care, Treatment, and Services, Emergency Management, Human Resources Management, Leadership, Medication Management, and Rights and Responsibilities of the Individual chapters in the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Behavioral Health Care Organizations.

Click here to read the prepublication standards.

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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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