WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

Northside Psychological Services is a combination of both private practice and community mental health provider. We provide services to children and adults (EAP, private insurance, private pay, etc.) in our private practice setting. In our Community Care Program, we provide services to children and adolescents in their homes.
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ORGANIZATION TESTIMONIAL

The Village for Families & Children, Inc.

Galo A. Rodriguez, M.P.H., President & CEO

COA Peer Reviewers demonstrated their expertise through their knowledge of COA standards as well as experience in the behavioral health field. In addition, COA’s seminars and tools were very helpful in guiding us through the accreditation process.
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Purpose

Comprehensive, systematic, and effective risk prevention and management practices reduce the organization’s risk, loss, and liability exposure.

CA-RPM 4: Insurance Protection

The organization is adequately insured.

Rating Indicators
1
The organization's practices fully meet the standard, as indicated by full implementation of the practices outlined in the CA-RPM 4 Practice standards.
2
Practices are basically sound but there is room for improvement, as noted in the ratings for the CA-RPM 4 Practice standards.
3
Practice requires significant improvement, as noted in the ratings for the CA-RPM 4 Practice standards; and/or 
  • CA-RPM 4.01 received a 3 or 4 rating.
4
Implementation of the standard is minimal or there is no evidence of implementation at all, as noted in the ratings for the CA-RPM 4 Practice standards.

Table of Evidence

Self-Study Evidence On-Site Evidence On-Site Activities
    • Written notification provided to staff describing insurance coverage including the extent and limits of such coverage
    • Current insurance policies with descriptions, amounts, and dates of coverage
    • Minutes of meetings related to the organization’s annual review and approval of insurance coverage
    • Interview:
      1. Governing Body members
      2. CEO/CFO
      3. Personnel at all levels

  • FP
    CA-RPM 4.01

    The organization annually assesses insurance needs, and obtains coverage that is commensurate with the scope and complexity of its services.

    Interpretation: Relevant types of insurance can include:

    1. general liability;
    2. workers’ compensation;
    3. employment insurance;
    4. fire and theft;
    5. supplemental health coverage;
    6. indemnification;
    7. professional liability;
    8. officer’s or director’s liability;
    9. automobile liability;
    10. property and casualty;
    11. malpractice;
    12. cybersecurity or cyberliability; and
    13. bonding or other forms of theft insurance, as appropriate, for all staff and governing body members who sign cheques, handle cash or contributions, or manage funds.
    Interpretation: Organizations should consult insurance professionals or experienced legal counsel to ensure appropriate coverages are in place. 
    Rating Indicators
    1
    The organization's practices reflect full implementation of the standard.

    The organization obtains professional consultation about appropriate coverage.
    2
    Practices are basically sound but there is room for improvement; e.g., 
    • Insurance needs are reviewed annually;  however coverage may be insufficient in some areas.
    3
    Practice requires significant improvement; e.g.,
    • Insurance coverage is clearly inadequate in one area.
    4
    Insurance coverage in two or more key areas is inadequate.

  • CA-RPM 4.02

    The organization:

    1. provides written notification to the governing body and personnel of the amount and type of insurance coverage related to the scope of their activities performed on the organization’s behalf; and
    2. advises the governing body and personnel of the extent and limits of liability coverage.

    Interpretation: All personnel and governing body members must receive this information at the initiation of their association with the organization and when any changes to the level and/or type of insurance coverage occur.

    Rating Indicators
    1
    The organization's practices reflect full implementation of the standard.
    2
    Practices are basically sound but there is room for improvement; e.g., 
    • The organization generally provides a written description but on occasion the disclosure is verbal and informal.
    3
    Practice requires significant improvement; e.g.,
    • Provides information only upon request or provides partial disclosure.
    4
    Implementation of the standard is minimal or there is no evidence of implementation at all.
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