Licensing & Accreditation

State of Tennessee licensing

Brookhaven Retreat is licensed by the State of Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities for the following:

  • Adult Alcohol and Drug Residential Detoxification Treatment
  • Alcohol and Drug Residential Rehabilitation Treatment
  • Mental Health Crisis Stabilization Unit
  • Mental Health Adult Residential Treatment

Brookhaven Retreat undergoes a thorough review from the State of Tennessee annually to ensure that we meet the quality standards set forth by the state. Brookhaven Retreat had an annual inspection in November of 2009 and the review found that Brookhaven Retreat meets the standards required by the state.


Brookhaven Retreat is Accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Organizations (JCAHO), which has surveyed this organization and found it to meet the requirements for accreditation.

JCAHO accreditation is nationally recognized as the Gold Seal of Approval in Health Care. Once you receive your accreditation, which Brookhaven Retreat received in 2006, JCAHO will come on site for regular on-site reviews, every 3 years. Brookhaven Retreat completed a JCAHO review in 2009. The results of the review indicated that Brookhaven Retreat is committed to meeting the rigorous national standards continuously. When completing a JCAHO review, it requires involvement from all of the staff to ensure that the standards are continually being met. The staff at Brookhaven Retreat will continue to have a high level of involvement in this process in order to maintain the high standards set forth by JCAHO and have continued compliance with the National Patient Safety Goals, which were validated by JCAHO in 2009. Annually Brookhaven Retreat completes a Periodic Performance Review through JCAHO to ensure that we are following their standards and guidelines.

"Brookhaven Retreat 's accreditation achievement is a demonstration of our leadership and staff commitment to excellence," says Jacqueline Dawes, Founder of Brookhaven Retreat. "Behavioral heath accreditation by the Joint Commission requires organization-wide dedication to providing safe, client-focused care, treatment and services."

For more information on the Joint Commission, please visit their Web site at


Brookhaven Retreat has been awarded a Certificate of Participation for a Health Consultation Inspection by the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA) Division and the Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Brookhaven Retreat receives an annual inspection from a TOSHA representative and in April of 2010, our inspection was reported as "No fault" by the inspector.

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