CARF Accreditation 2001 for Narconon Arrowhead

CARF Accreditation for Narconon Arrowhead 2001

Narconon Arrowhead has undergone extensive and rigorous inspection and has earned certification for its high quality standards and effective methodology from the prestigious Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission (CARF, previously known as the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities).

Title 43A, Section 3-415(F) of the Oklahoma Statutes provides that certified services for alcohol- or drug-dependent persons shall be in compliance with standards developed by: Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO); the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF); or approved medical and professional standards as determined by the Board of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (Department of Mental Health). Narconon Arrowhead was first accredited by CARF in 1992 and has maintained its accreditation since that time.

CARF Letter:

July 11, 2002

Mr. Gary W. Smith
Executive Director
Narconon of Oklahoma, Inc.
dba Narconon Arrowhead
HC 67, Box 5
Canadian, Oklahoma 74425

Dear Mr. Smith:

It is my pleasure to inform you that your organization has been accredited by CARF for a period of three years for the following programs:

Alcohol and Other Drug Programs
Residential Treatment

This accreditation will extend through June 2005. This achievement is an indication of your organization's dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the people receiving services. Services, personnel, and documentation clearly indicate that present conditions show an established pattern of total operation and are likely to be maintained or improved in the foreseeable future.

Your organization should take pride in achieving this high level of accreditation. CARF will recognize this accomplishment in its listing of organizations with accreditation, and we encourage you to make this accomplishment known throughout your community. Communication of this to referral and funding sources, the media, and local and federal government officials will enhance their respect for and trust in your organization and its capabilities and may increase referrals. Enclosed are some materials which will help you to publicize this achievement.

The survey report is intended to support a continuation of the quality improvement of your programs. It contains comments on your organization's strengths as well as suggestions and recommendations. A quality improvement plan demonstrating your efforts to implement the survey recommendations must be submitted within the next 90 days to retain accreditation. Guidelines and the form for completing the plan are enclosed for your use.

In about five weeks, your organization will be sent a Certificate of Accreditation. In order to be certain that our information is correct, it is important that you complete and return the enclosed Certificate Order Form promptly. Please note that you may use this form to order additional copies of the certificate.

If you have any questions regarding your organization's accreditation, you are encouraged to seek support from Lisa Palmer, MPH, Resource Specialist in the Behavioral Health Customer Service Unit, at extension 129.

We encourage your organization to continue to fully and productively use the CARF standards on an ongoing basis. We commend you for your commitment to achieve accreditation and your consistent efforts to improve the quality of your programs. We look forward to continuing to work with your organization in the future.


Brian J. Boon, Ph.D.

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