Table 4.15b. Facility licensing, certification, or accreditation, by facility operation and primary focus of facility: 2011
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
department
State
department
of health
Hospital
licensing
authority
Joint
Commis-
sion2
CARF2 NCQA2 COA2 Other State/
local agency/
organization
Total  13,720 95.1 82.8 36.7 42.4 7.3 18.6 22.7 2.8 5.2 5.9
Facility operation    
Private non-profit 7,869 96.3 85.5 39.9 44.6 7.4 18.9 24.3 3.0 6.6 5.0
Private for-profit 4,194 93.1 83.1 32.6 42.9 5.2 13.6 20.4 2.2 3.1 7.0
Local, county, or community govt. 742 97.6 91.1 41.5 31.5 8.2 13.6 18.9 2.7 2.2 3.2
State government 351 95.2 81.5 43.9 51.9 14.0 23.1 28.5 5.4 6.6 5.1
Federal government 348 93.4 13.5 4.9 6.3 22.4 85.1 23.0 4.9 5.5 7.5
Dept. of Veterans Affairs 225 96.4 8.0 3.1 4.9 22.7 95.6 32.9 4.9 4.9 5.3
Dept. of Defense 89 94.4 16.9 6.7 6.7 28.1 80.9 2.2 4.5 6.7 11.2
Indian Health Service 30 73.3 43.3 13.3 16.7 6.7 26.7 10.0 6.7 6.7 13.3
Other 4 50.0 25.0 - - - - - - 25.0 25.0 - - - - - -
Tribal government 216 82.9 63.0 22.7 30.6 3.7 5.6 16.2 1.9 0.9 25.5
Primary focus of facility    
Substance abuse treatment services 8,094 96.4 87.9 22.8 43.4 5.0 15.6 23.5 2.3 3.8 5.6
Mental health services 877 91.0 59.0 67.0 34.3 15.6 30.9 21.6 2.9 8.7 5.1
Mix of mental health and substance
    abuse treatment services
4,385 94.1 79.9 57.5 42.9 9.5 20.7 22.5 3.7 7.0 6.4
General health care 190 88.4 48.4 22.6 36.3 20.5 54.7 15.3 8.4 6.8 8.9
Other/unknown 174 83.3 75.3 25.3 29.9 1.1 5.2 6.3 1.7 4.6 8.6
1 Percentages sum to more than 100 percent 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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