TJC Implements New Requirements for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics, Effective July 1, 2023

Published: 04/01/2023

  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Behavioral Health - Outpatient

The Joint Commission (TJC) has announced the approval of 81 new requirements for Joint Commission–accredited behavioral health and human services organizations that select the certified community behavioral health clinic (CCBHC) service on their application. The new requirements will be effective as of July 1, 2023. The new requirements align with the current Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) criteria for CCBHCs.

According to TJC, CCBHCs provide coordinated, c

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