Guam Behavioral Health earns CARF accreditation


The Attorney General’s Office will be seeking dismissal of a motion to find the agency in contempt of court.

Guam – The Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center has reached a huge milestone. The agency achieved CARF accreditation or the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities.

The Guam Behavioral Health officially received CARF accreditation on July 25 following a three-day survey conducted from June 21 to June 23.

Court papers state the survey was done by three surveyors of GBHWC’s administration and six clinical programs. The CARF accreditation is good for three years and will expire on June 30, 2020.

In a statement, Governor Calvo and Lt. Governor Tenorio congratulated Guam Behavioral Health for achieving accreditation on their first try.

The accomplishment follows attempts by Attorney Dan Somerfleck to hold the agency in contempt of court for failing to attain accreditation after federal receivership ended. But as Guam Behavioral Health has now earned accreditation, the Attorney General’s Office is motioning for dismissal of the case.