Table 4.15a. Facility licensing, certification, or accreditation, by facility operation and primary focus of facility: 2011
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
department
State
department
of health
Hospital
licensing
authority
Joint
Commis-
sion2
CARF2 NCQA2 COA2 Other State/
local agency/
organization
Total  13,720 13,042 11,357 5,040 5,814 999 2,550 3,120 390 713 808
Facility operation  
Private non-profit 7,869 7,575 6,727 3,143 3,510 584 1,491 1,911 238 521 393
Private for-profit 4,194 3,905 3,485 1,369 1,800 219 569 854 92 132 292
Local, county, or community govt. 742 724 676 308 234 61 101 140 20 16 24
State government 351 334 286 154 182 49 81 100 19 23 18
Federal government 348 325 47 17 22 78 296 80 17 19 26
Dept. of Veterans Affairs 225 217 18 7 11 51 215 74 11 11 12
Dept. of Defense 89 84 15 6 6 25 72 2 4 6 10
Indian Health Service 30 22 13 4 5 2 8 3 2 2 4
Other 4 2 1 - - - - - - 1 1 - - - - - -
Tribal government 216 179 136 49 66 8 12 35 4 2 55
Primary focus of facility  
Substance abuse treatment services 8,094 7,806 7,115 1,844 3,511 406 1,259 1,906 185 308 450
Mental health services 877 798 517 588 301 137 271 189 25 76 45
Mix of mental health and substance
    abuse treatment services
4,385 4,125 3,502 2,521 1,881 415 907 985 161 308 281
General health care 190 168 92 43 69 39 104 29 16 13 17
Other/unknown 174 145 131 44 52 2 9 11 3 8 15
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 was formerly JCAHO (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations); CARF was formerly Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities; NCQA = National Committee for Quality Assurance; COA = Council on Accreditation.
- -  Quantity is zero.
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), 2011.

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