Because we offer medication assisted treatment (MAT) in our residential and outpatient programs, Eagle Mountain Drug Rehab is accredited through a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) approved accrediting agency. We are also SAMHSA certified as an Opioid Treatment Program, or OPT. This accreditation is one way we can provide assurance that our facility provides the highest standard of care possible. Because we are accredited and fully licensed, Eagle Mountain Drug Rehab can offer a guarantee of the highest standards of care, professional and well trained and certified staff and safe and secure surroundings. We use only proven, recognized treatment modalities, one of which is medication assisted treatment (MAT).
Federal regulations are well defined when it comes to regulating the treatment of opiate addictions with medication. OTP’s have to meet stringent federal guidelines not only as a pharmacy through the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) so they can dispense medications, but as an Residential treatment program as well. At Eagle Mountain Drug Rehab, we are not only federally licensed, but have met all State of Utah credentialing requirements as well.
As an addiction program, Eagle Mountain Drug Rehab is licensed and regulated, (as well as audited) under a set of Federal laws listed under 42 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 8. These laws were put in place to protect not only the privacy but the overall safety of patients in addiction programs. These laws mandate that addiction programs use individual treatment plans, have a set of rights for patients, dictate that all patients on medications must be seen by a doctor at least weekly, and that they are treated with the utmost respect and all treatment is consented to by the patient in writing.
OTPs must also be certified by SAMHSA, as well as accredited by an independent, approved accrediting agency to prescribe medications such as Suboxone or Vivitrol. All OTPs must also be licensed by the state in which they operate and must register with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), through a local DEA office. Federal regulations require this vast amount of oversight to ensure your safety while you are undergoing treatment with our facility.
There are several accreditation agencies in the country, but the most popular and well known are CARF and JCAHO. The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), is now an international, organization, overseeing treatment programs in several European countries. The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) is an organization in the United States made up of private medical providers who specialize in OTP accreditations. Our Eagle Mountain Drug Rehab is JCAHO certified!
The standards all accreditation agencies address are the program’s performance in specific areas, and have developed requirements to make sure that care, treatment and services are provided in a safe manner. A trauma-informed and a recovery oriented system of care, are the foundation of the requirements. These standards and requirements are developed with behavioral health care experts, behavioral health providers, outcome measurement experts, as well as patients and their families through direct surveys and the grievance procedure.