Continuous compliance starts with staff who know what The Joint Commission requires. The newly renamed and refreshed 2021 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Behavioral Health Care and Human Services (CAMBHC) provides all the key information your organization needs to power performance improvement and maintain continuous standards compliance. It features the official Joint Commission standards, National Patient Safety Goals, and other accreditation requirements, including standards and elements of performance for the optional Behavioral Health Home certification.
Understanding Which Standards Apply. The Joint Commission surveys many types of organizations under the behavioral health care and human services standards, including mental health services, addiction treatment, eating disorders treatment, intellectual disability/developmental disability (ID/DD) services, and social service/human service agencies serving children and families. Accredited organizations may serve people throughout the life span or specialize in an age or disability group.
New name, and more great content! The 2021 edition has been renamed to better characterize the various agencies, programs, and organizations accredited under the standards in the manual, including those with a human services focus. In addition, The Joint Commission revised applicability classifications for existing and new standards to align with the human services focus. This is reflected in a totally redesigned "Standards Applicability Process" chapter. The 2021 manual also includes the nearly 90 new and revised requirements related to child welfare services and a new "Child Welfare" chapter, which renamed and expanded the previous "Foster Care" chapter.