Table 4.15a
Facility licensing, certification, or accreditation, by facility operation and primary focus of facility: 2009
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
department
of health
Hospital
licensing
authority
Joint
Commis-
sion2
CARF2 NCQA2 COA2 Other State/
local agency/
organization
Total  13,513 12,838 11,085 4,644 5,490   935 2,665 2,932 357 660 1,159
Facility operation    
Private non-profit  7,826  7,534  6,628 2,955 3,385   560 1,643 1,840 221 482   608
Private for-profit  3,959  3,663  3,263 1,126 1,573   195   515   755  85 121   408
Local, county, or community govt.    795    772    703   339   259    64   121   149  18  21    36
State government    401    390    317   163   191    50    96   104  12  23    38
Federal government    341    321     50    23    29    62   279    62  19  12    33
Dept. of Veterans Affairs    210    203     22    11    16    40   199    54  12   6     6
Dept. of Defense     91     85      9     3     4    20    72     2   7   6    16
Indian Health Service     38     31     18     8     8     2     6     6   - -   - -    11
Other      2      2      1     1     1     - -     2     - -   - -   - -     - -
Tribal government    191    158    124    38    53     4    11    22   2   1    36
Primary focus of facility    
Substance abuse treatment services  8,257  7,947  7,206 1,655 3,367   377 1,299 1,861 152 303   718
Mental health services    878    802    507   615   320   136   294   183  34  57    56
Mix of mental health and substance
    abuse treatment services
 4,091  3,839  3,222 2,312 1,710   376   961   861 159 287   361
General health care    169    154     75    33    61    42   104    16  11   9    13
Other/unknown    118     96     75    29    32     4     7    11   1   4    11
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 -  formerly 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), 2009.

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