Table 4.16a
Facility licensing, certification, or accreditation, by type of care offered: 2008
Number
Type of care offered     Number of facilities1
Total2 Any listed
agency/
organization
Facility 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-
sion3
CARF3 NCQA3 COA3 Other State/
local agency/
organization
Total2 13,688 13,070 11,159 4,691 5,618   999 2,831 2,803 383 664 1,684
Outpatient 10,977 10,480  9,001 3,986 4,263   762 2,233 2,296 297 546 1,341
Regular 10,106  9,622  8,319 3,717 3,773   608 1,869 1,994 270 510 1,168
Intensive   5,966  5,804  5,002 2,190 2,574   563 1,452 1,122 205 263   610
Detoxification  1,286  1,240  1,030   388   592   183   410   469  83  87   292
Day treatment/partial hospitalization  1,783  1,745  1,388   713   924   322   690   350  92  76   217
Methadone/buprenorphine maintenance  1,527  1,492  1,305   427   794   163   466   748  65  92   327
Residential (non-hospital)  3,644  3,483  2,997   930 1,711   154   660   761  67 141   491
Detoxification    920    903    774   325   478    52   268   218  21  20   117
Short-term treatment (30 days or fewer)  1,680  1,646  1,406   496   837   109   412   413  42  53   218
Long-term treatment (more than 30 days)  2,993  2,839  2,477   749 1,376    94   457   585  55 129   433
Hospital inpatient    843    832    476   391   600   477   702   115  98  49    87
Detoxification    748    737    407   351   534   435   632   103  88  43    80
Treatment    569    563    325   268   421   336   480    68  72  35    62
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 Number of facilities sums to more than the total because a facility could offer more than one type of care.
3 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.
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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