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Joint Commission Releases New COVID-19 Guidance & Resources for Behavioral Health

TJC - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance and Resources page

For up-to-date information coronavirus precautions and treatment recommendations visit Coronavirus Information page of their website:

TJC - Webinar on Behavioral Health Organizations COVID-19 Preparations

TJC’s “Preparing Behavioral Health Organizations for Coronavirus” webinar replay:

TJC - Links to Other Resources

  • The National Council for Behavioral Health: COVID-19

  • COVID-19 Guidance for Behavioral Health Residential Facilities New! May 7, 2020

  • National Council for Behavioral Health: Best Practices for Telehealth During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Posted April 3, 2020

  • SAMHSA: COVID-19 Guidance for Opioid Treatment Programs Posted April 3, 2020

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) Guidance New! May 7, 2020

  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH): COVID-19/Potential Implications for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders Posted April 3, 2020

  • Child Welfare Information Gateway: Disaster Planning for Child Welfare Agencies Posted April 3, 2020

  • A message from the Director of the National Institute of Mental Health: Coping with Coronavirus - Managing Stress, Fear and Anxiety Posted April 3, 2020

  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM): COVID-19 Resources Posted April 13, 2020

  • National Center for PTSD: COVID-19 Resources Posted April 13, 2020

  • Webinar on Telebehavioral health and COVID-19 New! May 7, 2020

Note: On April 13, 2020 the CDC updated their guidance to include asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic transmission. Please refer to this guidance in addition to the resources listed here.

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