Accreditation & Licensing

Riverview Psychiatric Center (RPC) is proud to be accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC) and certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

RPC also maintains its license through the State of Maine Division of Licensing & Certification (DLC).

The Joint Commission (TJC)

What is accreditation?

Accreditation means that our staff has made an extra effort to review and improve the key areas that can affect the quality and safety of your care.

National Quality Approval SealThe Joint Commission’s seal of approval is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality.

We received the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission.

What is The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval?

Our hospital voluntarily underwent a thorough evaluation by The Joint Commission. The goal of the evaluation? To see if our facility meets The Joint Commission’s rigorous performance standards in delivering quality, safe care. By meeting these standards, we received The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval – an internationally recognized symbol of quality.

The Joint Commission accredits more than 20,500 organizations worldwide and focuses on continually improving health care by setting the highest standards for health care quality throughout the world. In setting the standards, The Joint Commission consults doctors, nurses, and quality and safety experts to review the current standards and make recommendations for improvements.

Accreditation by The Joint Commission is considered the gold standard in health care. Specially trained health care professionals who are experts in their fields visited this facility to conduct a review that monitors how well our staff:

  • provide a safe environment for your care 
  • educate you about the risks and options for your diagnosis and treatment 
  • protect your rights as a patient, including your privacy rights 
  • evaluate your condition, before, during and after diagnosis and treatment 
  • protect you against infection 
  • plan for emergency situations

How can I find out more about accreditation?

For more information about the Joint Commission, visit

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

CMSRPC is certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

CMS is a federal agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that administers the Medicare program and works in partnership with State governments to administer Medicaid, and health insurance  portability standards. CMS has other responsibilities, including the administrative simplification standards from the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), quality standards in long-term care facilities through its survey and certification process, and clinical laboratory quality standards.