Table 4.15a
Facility licensing, certification, or accreditation, by facility operation and primary focus of facility: March 31, 2003
Number
Facility operation and primary focus Total   Number of facilities1
Any listed
agency/
organization
Organization
State
substance
abuse
agency
State mental
health dept.
State public
health dept./
board of health
Hospital
licensing
authority
JCAHO2 CARF2 NCQA2 COA2 Other state/
local agency/
organization
Total  13,623 12,982 11,067 4,604 4,286 1,342 3,330 1,756 349 614 1,872
Facility operation    
Private non-profit  8,258  7,947  6,890 2,892 2,914   866 2,075 1,158 217 431 1,078
Private for-profit  3,403  3,170  2,837 1,010   892   252   593   320  72  80   538
Local, county, or community govt    979    952    825   463   272    97   207   130  24  76    97
State government    475    460    371   201   170    52   150    80  24  25    60
Federal government    339    322     53    15    18    71   292    50  11   1    49
Dept. of Veterans Affairs    196    194     22     8     9    43   190    48   6   1    14
Dept. of Defense    102     98     16     4     4    26    92     - -   3   - -    24
Indian Health Service     34     25     12     2     2     2     9     1   2   - -    10
Other      7      5      3     1     3     - -     1     1   - -   - -     1
Tribal government    169    131     91    23    20     4    13    18   1   1    50
Primary focus of facility    
Substance abuse treatment services  8,351  8,065  7,297 1,547 2,643   540 1,623 1,071 148 233 1,194
Mental health services  1,157  1,069    688   822   357   190   418   190  40  75   113
Mix of mental health and substance
    abuse treatment services
 3,600  3,397  2,798 2,114 1,118   495 1,096   439 141 287   493
General health care    249    230    106    68   103   103   165    34  17   3    26
Other/unknown    266    221    178    53    65    14    28    22   3  16    46
1 Number of facilities sums to more than the Total column because a facility could report more than one licensing, certification, or accreditation organization.
2 JCAHO - Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations; CARF -  Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission; NCQA - National Committee for Quality Assurance; COA - Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services.
- -  Quantity is zero.
SOURCE:  Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), 2003.