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SAMHSA Revises Guidelines for Opioid Treatment Programs

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released updated guidelines for opioid treatment programs (OTPs) — organizations certified by SAMHSA to provide medication-assisted treatment for individuals diagnosed with an opioid substance use disorder. The Joint Commission has deemed status for surveying and accrediting OTPs and will be revising its behavioral health care accreditation standards to meet the new federal requirements. SAMHSA has directed OTPs to begin addressing the guidelines immediately. More information about the guidelines is available on the The Joint Commission’s website.