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Title:  SAMHSA proposes changes to regulation of Opioid Treatment Programs



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988-America's Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline

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Title:  ASAM Level of Care certification by CARF. Click to read more.



Link:  ASAM Level of Care certification by CARF. Read more.

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CARF® accreditation focuses on quality, results


Accreditation assists service providers to improve the quality of their services and meet internationally recognized standards. Learn more >


Consumers, their families, and the public look for CARF accreditation as assurance that providers strive to offer the highest quality services. Learn more >


Funders, insurers, referral agencies, and government regulators recognize that CARF-accredited providers are accountable and a better risk. Learn more >

Value of CARF Accreditation

CARF accreditation signals a service provider's commitment to continually improving services, encouraging feedback, and serving the community.

What is CARF?

What is the accreditation process?

Why choose CARF?

About CARF

We are an independent, nonprofit organization focused on advancing the quality of services you use to meet your needs for the best possible outcomes.

CARF provides accreditation services worldwide at the request of health and human service providers. Whether you are seeking rehabilitation for a disability, treatment for addiction and substance abuse, home and community services, retirement living, or other health and human services, you can have confidence in your choice. Providers that meet our standards have demonstrated their commitment to being among the best available.

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  • NEW: SAMHSA proposes changes to regulation of Opioid Treatment Programs

    On December 16, 2022, SAMHSA published proposed changes to the federal rules regulating OTPs. The Proposed Rule, if finalized, would represent the first substantial changes to OTP regulation in more than 20 years. Public comments on the Proposed Rule may be submitted until February 14, 2023. CARF encourages you to read the Proposed Rule and submit your comments by the deadline. More on the OTP page...

  • CARF China

    For information about CARF accreditation for organizations in China, visit the dedicated CARF China site.

  • NEW 2023 Standards Manuals 

    The 2023 standards manuals and companion publications are available through the CARF Online Store. New window icon.

    Order now to keep up to date with the changes from the previous manual.

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