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State Policy Changes Necessary for CCBHCs

The passage of the Excellence Act demonstration lays the groundwork for enhancing capacity in the treatment system; yet, some existing state policies or laws may present a barrier to the robust delivery of care. What legislative or regulatory changes may be needed in your state to fully realize the opportunities of the Excellence Act? Explore our resources and consulting options below to learn more.




To facilitate the process leading to certification, SAMHSA encourages States involved in CCBHC planning grants to require accreditation of CCBHCs by an appropriate nationally-recognized organization such as the Joint Commission, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), or the Council on Accreditation (COA).

To help you understand how CCBHC criteria align with accreditation standards, below are three useful crosswalks from multiple accreditation agencies:



Photo of Brent McGinty
Jefferson City, MO
Brent McGinty became the chief executive officer of the Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare (MO Coalition) in January 2013. In this [...] Read More
Photo of George DelGrosso
Drawing from 40 years of experience and leadership in behavioral health, George DelGrosso has implemented public policy, developed leadership [...] Read More

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