DSHS - Deeming
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DBHR has agreements with three national accreditation organizations to accept their accreditation in lieu of on-site surveys of certified chemical dependency service providers.  Deemed agencies have lower certification fees.  The three accreditation organizations are:

  1. Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
  2. Council on Accreditation.
  3. The Joint Commission.

Certification Deeming Application Forms:   CARF     The Joint Commission

For more information on deeming, email debra.cummins@dshs.wa.gov.