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Are there Regulatory Agencies for Rehab Centers?

Each rehabilitation center should be accredited by at least one agency and should have a remark by the Council on Rehabilitation Education. These agencies make sure that the rehab facilities perform and render the basic standards of care. When you are seeking at treatment program it is extremely important that the facility you choose is recognized by at least one of these agencies.

Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program

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Regulatory agencies make sure rehab centers follow specific healthcare standards.

This organization surveys each facility randomly in order to be sure that the program complies to their standards. According to the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, they evaluate:

  • Program effectiveness
  • Patient safety
  • Quality of care
  • Compliance with traditional healthcare standards
  • Healthcare provider standards

Each of these areas are carefully inspected on a regular basis in order to maintain the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program Accreditation. Many facilities do not initially meet the criteria and in that case they are given a specified amount of time to correct the problems. If the problems are not corrected the center is reported to the appropriate government agency.

The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission is another rehab center governing agency. It is the second largest drug and alcohol rehabilitation accreditation agency in the United States. This agency also certifies healthcare agencies, including those for addiction treatment. They have similar standards to the other healthcare accreditation agencies but are a smaller, less known aspect. They evaluate:

  • Environmental care
  • Emergency care and management
  • Infection control
  • Infection prevention
  • Individual rights and responsibilities to the patient
  • Records evaluation for the patients
  • Care and treatment of the patients
  • Safety
  • Human resources

If the agency fails, they have time to correct their mistakes and issues before they are reported to the proper authorities.

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities is one of the largest rehab accreditation organizations in the United States. It is also one of the most recognized accreditation facilities. The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities is an independent organization that evaluates different healthcare organizations for safety, security, cleanliness and a variety of other aspects. They essentially cover all of the aspects that the Joint Commission does as well as offer alternatives for reporting abuse and other complaints.

What to Ask Before Entering a Rehab Center

Council on Rehabilitation Education

The Council on Rehabilitation Education is a slightly different organization. This is less of a regulatory agency and more of an educational agency. This agency regulates the education of administrators, nurses, doctors, and staff members of rehabilitation organizations. It provides graduate and undergraduate programs with their standards in rehabilitative care.

The Council on Rehabilitation Education sets the standards for core requirements and for continuing education in the rehabilitative field.

Each and every rehab center should have one or more of these accreditations. If they do not have them posted, you should ask about their accreditation before entering either an inpatient or an outpatient facility. To find a fully accredited treatment facility, all you have to do is call us at 800-481-6320.

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