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The Austen Riggs Center is accredited by the Joint Commission and licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH). The Center’s Continuing Medical Education Program is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society, according to the standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The Austen Riggs Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Austen Riggs Center, #1344, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)  Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program.


The Joint Commission

The Austen Riggs Center is accredited by the Joint Commission. The Joint Commission’s standards focus on organizational quality and the safety of patients and their treatment environment. Anyone believing that he or she has pertinent and valid concerns about such issues at the Austen Riggs Center may contact the Patient Safety Officer at the Center and the Division of Accreditation Operations, Office of Quality Monitoring, Joint Commission, One Renaissance Boulevard, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181, or may contact JCAHO by e-mail at: complaint@jcaho.org.