Table 4.15b
Facility licensing, certification, or accreditation, by facility operation and primary focus of facility: 2008
Percent
Facility operation and primary focus     Percent1
Number
of
facilities
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  95.5  81.5  34.3  41.0   7.3  20.7  20.5   2.8   4.9  12.3
Facility operation    
Private non-profit  7,932  96.2  83.9  37.0  44.0   7.7  22.4  22.2   3.1   5.9  10.4
Private for-profit  4,015  94.1  82.3  29.1  39.1   5.2  13.6  17.1   2.4   3.2  16.3
Local, county, or community govt.    820  97.9  86.0  42.8  34.1   8.8  16.2  18.5   1.7   3.5  10.0
State government    427  97.7  76.1  40.7  47.5  10.5  25.8  29.5   2.8   5.4  11.9
Federal government    314  93.6  18.2   6.1   8.9  19.1  82.2  18.8   5.4   3.2  10.8
Dept. of Veterans Affairs    174  98.9  14.9   5.2   8.0  21.8  97.1  29.3   8.6   3.4   7.5
Dept. of Defense     93  94.6  12.9   2.2   4.3  23.7  82.8   2.2   2.2   4.3  15.1
Indian Health Service     44  72.7  43.2  15.9  22.7      - -  22.7  13.6      - -      - -  15.9
Other      3  66.7      - -  33.3      - -      - -  66.7      - -      - -      - -      - -
Tribal government    180  80.0  61.7  21.7  26.7   3.3   6.1  11.1   1.7   1.7  20.6
Primary focus of facility    
Substance abuse treatment services  8,378  96.6  86.9  19.8  41.8   4.9  16.6  21.4   1.9   3.6  12.5
Mental health services    923  93.0  58.3  72.2  37.9  17.3  35.0  18.5   3.5   7.3   8.8
Mix of mental health and substance
    abuse treatment services
 4,052  94.4  78.0  56.5  40.5   9.1  24.3  19.6   4.2   6.7  12.5
General health care    181  95.0  43.1  27.1  47.0  32.6  66.3  15.5  12.2   6.6   7.2
Other/unknown    154  81.8  64.9  18.8  24.7   1.3   8.4  10.4   1.9   5.2  23.4
1 Percentages sum to more than 100 percent 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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