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Standards & Guidelines – Introduction

AABH members always have access to the most recent Standards and Guidelines. For those who are not members, but would like a copy of the Standards and Guidelines, we are pleased to offer the most updated electronic copy of the AABH Professional Standards and Guidelines, compiled by many hardworking professionals affiliated with our organization.

AABH has released the 2021 Standards and Guidelines for Partial Hospitalization Programs and Intensive Outpatient Programs. These guidelines have incorporated the core features of Intermediate Behavioral Healthcare into a more concise document. This edition marks the launch of the real-time version of the Standards and Guidelines for all members accessed through the member portal. The redesigned web interface makes this a living document that doesn’t require AABH to wait for a new release to update the Standards and Guidelines. An electronic copy of the Standards and Guidelines is still released every three years. This edition also includes sections that address specific requirements related to populations that have unique needs in treatment.

Specialty Populations Include:

  • Children and Adolescents
  • Older Adults
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Chemical Dependency
  • Eating Disorders

If you’re looking at starting a new program or just keeping up to date, the Standards and Guidelines is a must have!

AABH Members have access to the Standards and Guidelines as part of the member benefits. If you are not a member, but would like to expand your access to resources and communications, check out the benefits of membership HERE.