Council on Accreditation

Rhode Island’s FY 22 Enacted Budget provided the funds required for the Department to seek human services accreditation through the Council on Accreditation (COA). Accreditation is mandated by state law (http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE42/42-72/42-72-5.3.HTM).
Specifically, the state budget provided:

  • $8.8M for the 75 FTE’s the Department identified as necessary to become accredited
  • $600K for other identified costs, including accreditation fees

The Department will be providing 60-day progress reports to the public via this Web page and to the General Assembly as we move through the multi-year process to pursue and attain national human services accreditation.