DHS 35 - Accreditation Resources
Resources for Outpatient Mental Health Clinics

Considerations regarding use of the documents on this DHS 35 webpage

DHS 35 allows for the waiver of recertification inspections and certain other requirements if a clinic is accredited by a recognized national accrediting body.  The Council on Accreditation (COA) and the Joint Commission (formerly JCAHO) are accrediting organizations recognized by the Department of Health Services.  Links to key documents related to the organizations and their standards are included in this section.

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