Table 4.15a
Facility licensing, certification, or accreditation, by facility operation and primary focus of facility: 2008
Number
Facility operation and primary focus     Number of facilities1
Total Any listed
agency/
organization
Licensing, certification, or accreditation organization
State
substance
abuse
agency
State mental
health dept.
State public
health dept./
board of health
Hospital
licensing
authority
Joint
Commis-
sion2
CARF2 NCQA2 COA2 Other State/
local agency/
organization
Total  13,688 13,070 11,159 4,691 5,618   999 2,831 2,803 383 664 1,684
Facility operation    
Private non-profit  7,932  7,634  6,658 2,938 3,490   609 1,773 1,759 242 470   827
Private for-profit  4,015  3,778  3,303 1,170 1,569   207   546   687  95 129   653
Local, county, or community govt.    820    803    705   351   280    72   133   152  14  29    82
State government    427    417    325   174   203    45   110   126  12  23    51
Federal government    314    294     57    19    28    60   258    59  17  10    34
Dept. of Veterans Affairs    174    172     26     9    14    38   169    51  15   6    13
Dept. of Defense     93     88     12     2     4    22    77     2   2   4    14
Indian Health Service     44     32     19     7    10     - -    10     6   - -   - -     7
Other      3      2       - -     1     - -     - -     2     - -   - -   - -     - -
Tribal government    180    144    111    39    48     6    11    20   3   3    37
Primary focus of facility    
Substance abuse treatment services  8,378  8,089  7,282 1,659 3,504   408 1,392 1,792 157 304 1,048
Mental health services    923    858    538   666   350   160   323   171  32  67    81
Mix of mental health and substance
    abuse treatment services
 4,052  3,825  3,161 2,288 1,641   370   983   796 169 273   506
General health care    181    172     78    49    85    59   120    28  22  12    13
Other/unknown    154    126    100    29    38     2    13    16   3   8    36
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 Joint Commission - formerly JCAHO (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations); CARF -  Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities; NCQA - National Committee for Quality Assurance; COA - Council on Accreditation.
- -  Quantity is zero.
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), 2008.

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