Licensing & Accreditation

joint commission sealRecovery Ways is deeply committed to providing the highest quality of care. We follow best-practices, put promising clinical innovations into practice, and adhere to the rigorous standards established by our accrediting agencies. Patients, families, and referring professionals can take comfort in the knowledge that Recovery Ways is accredited by The Joint Commission and licensed by the state of Utah for both mental health and substance abuse treatment for all levels of care. 

The Joint Commission of Accredited Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) is America’s largest and most significant accrediting body for medical organizations. The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ is an indicator of trust and quality for the nation’s leading healthcare providers. Receiving the Gold Seal signifies that Recovery Ways meets a rigorous set of quality, safety, and ethics standards. 

At Recovery Ways, maintaining accreditation is part of our total-quality and continuing education initiative. Fulfilling our mission of care also allows our clinicians and support staff to learn, grow, and contribute new thinking to the field of behavioral health. Being an accredited organization helps us continuously pursue and exceed the recommended best practices to continue our program’s growth and quality trajectory. 

About the The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission evaluates the quality and safety of care for more than 17,000 healthcare organizations. To maintain and earn accreditation, organizations must have an extensive on-site review by a team of Joint Commission healthcare professionals, at least once every three years. The purpose of the review is to evaluate the organization’s performance in areas that affect your care. The Joint Commission is governed by a 29-member Board of Commissioners that includes physicians, administrators, nurses, employers, a labor representative, health plan leaders, quality experts, ethicists, a consumer advocate, and educators. Joint Commission standards address the organization’s level of performance in key functional areas, such as patient rights, patient treatment, medication, safety, and infection control. The standards focus on setting expectations for an organization’s actual performance and for assessing its ability to provide safe, high-quality care.