One of the options a patient has is to bring a complaint or grievance to the attention of the accrediting agency for their specific clinic.
Your clinic MUST post who accredits them in full view of all patients in the lobby and must disclose when asked who accredits them.
While CARF as of late has not been particularly patient friendly it is still imperative that we file these grievances with them.
Here is the link to the CARF main website: http://www.carf.org/
To Search for CARF-Accredited Programs: (may not always be up to date)http://www.carf.org/Consumer.aspx?Conte ... earch&ID=7
List of Providers in Your Area:http://www.carf.org/consumer.aspx?Conte ... t.htm&ID=6
Contact / Complaints, Etc:http://www.carf.org/consumer.aspx?conte ... edback.htm
What is an OTP and how does CARF accredit them?http://www.carf.org/consumer.aspx?conte ... BH/OTP.htm
For those in and around the Chicago area - feel free to contact me if you need help with your treatment.