Mental + Behavioral Health Regulatory Updates
News from Regulatory Organizations
In today’s constantly changing regulatory environment, it’s important to access up-to-date information and resources to assist your organization and staff efforts to maintain ongoing regulatory compliance.
To navigate these regulatory waters, at times, can be a daunting task. Below, BHFC provides some of the more essential updates and industry links for regulatory issues relating to mental + behavioral health environment of care and facilities.
We want to remind you that these regulatory requirements are cited as minimal standards of care, especially for mental + behavioral health environments; we encourage the reader to refer to the Behavioral Health Design Guide, latest edition, discussing leading current practices, in the opinion of the authors.
Click the buttons below to find a list of regulatory updates from each regulatory body.
COVID-19 Guidance & Resources
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: https://www.jointcommission.org/covid-19/.
TJC - Webinar on Behavioral Health Organizations Covid-19 Preparations
TJC’s “Preparing Behavioral Health Organizations for Coronavirus” webinar replay:
TJC - Links to Other Resources
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.