Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)

  • Sarah K. LagemanEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_611


Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is an independent, nonprofit organization that is an accreditor of health and human services. It was formed in 1966 when the Association of Rehabilitation Centers (ARC) and the National Association of Sheltered Workshops and Homebound Programs (NASWHP) joined forces to further develop their interests in setting standards. Since its inception, CARF has grown significantly in size and informally adopted CARF International as its registered name after accrediting programs in Canada, Europe, and South America.

CARF International currently provides accreditation services in the following areas: aging services; behavioral health; business and services management networks; child and youth services; employment and community services; and medical rehabilitation. The CARF International group of companies currently accredits more than 50,000 programs and services at 23,000 locations. More than 8 million persons of all ages...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center, Department of Neurology, School Of MedicineVirginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA