New SAMHSA CCBHC Criteria Will Foster Innovation

April, 13 2023 Connections Health Solutions


Recently, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) updated its Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) criteria to better align with its National Guidelines for Behavioral Health Crisis Care.


SAMHSA recognized that, with the implementation of 988, the varying availability of crisis services, and the growing opioid epidemic, the criteria needed to be updated to increase flexibility and provide greater clarity around standards for behavioral health clinicians.