Share of mental health facilities by licensing/certification/accreditation 2018

This statistic displays the percentage of U.S. mental health facilities by licensing, certification, or accreditation in 2018. Around 72 percent of all such facilities were licensed/certified/accredited by the state mental health authority.

Percentage of U.S. mental health facilities by licensing, certification, or accreditation in 2018

Licensing, certification or accreditation organizationPercent of facilities
State mental health authority71.9%
CMS*50.2%
State dept. of health49.1%
Joint Commission35.2%
State substance abuse agency33.8%
CARF*24.7%
Dept. of Family and Children's Services21%
Hospital licensing authority15.4%
COA*10.1%
Other national, state, or local organization3.6%
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Source

Release date

October 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

March 26, 2018 to November 30, 2018

Number of respondents

Base: 14,159

Supplementary notes

Percentages sum to more than 100 percent because a facility could report more than one licensing, certification, or accreditation organization. Statistic includes facilities in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
* CARF = Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities; CMS = Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; COA = Council on Accreditation

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