Standards

REDC members are eating disorder treatment programs that offer residential eating disorder treatment. See here for more information on REDC Standards of Excellence Project (STEP) materials.

As a condition of membership in REDC, a residential eating disorder treatment program agrees to:

  • Conduct medical/nursing, psychological, psychiatric and nutritional assessments within 72 hours of admission
  • Maintain appropriate licensure per applicable law
  • Maintain continuous clinical staffing by licensed staff or trainees under the direct supervision of licensed staff
  • Provide a multidisciplinary team treatment approach with psychiatric, psychotherapeutic, nutritional, and medical staff
  • Complete a multidisciplinary treatment plan within 1 week of admission
  • Provide weekly (at minimum) visits by each member of the treatment team
  • Ensure supervision of residents 24 hours a day by trained program staff
  • Ensure medical and nursing staff accessibility 24 hours a day
  • Ensure supervision of all meals and snacks by trained program staff
  • Communicate a thorough discharge plan to resident, family and receiving team upon discharge, after necessary permission to release information is obtained
  • Admit only patients the program can adequately treat given medical and nursing resources
  • Maintain accreditation by The Joint Commission or CARF, meeting or exceeding the eating disorder specific accreditation standards

RESIDENTIAL EATING DISORDER TREATMENT ACCREDITATION

REDC worked with the leader of the AED Credentialing Task Force to partner with an accreditation agency to implement the AED Credentialing Task Force CLINICAL PRACTICE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR RESIDENTIAL AND INPATIENT EATING DISORDER TREATMENT. Two accreditation agencies have incorporated these eating disorder standards into their accreditation programs, The Joint Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitative Facilities (CARF). All REDC members are accredited by CARF or Joint Commission.