About Behavioral Health Association of Providers
Behavioral Health Association of Providers (BHAP) is a national trade membership association that provides education and advocacy for behavioral healthcare providers and related entities. We are the leading and unifying voice of addiction-focused treatment programs.
Forged from a passion for behavioral healthcare service providers unable to absorb the high costs related to legal consultation, BHAP was founded in March 2016 to help small and mid-market healthcare providers access compliance resources and legal education to help their agencies thrive. Formerly known as the American Addiction Treatment Association (AATA), we rebranded in April 2018 to broaden our scope.
Our Mission at BHAP
The Behavioral Health Association of Providers delivers reliable information and resources on compliance and best practices to enable recovery industry professionals, owners, and operators to navigate the evolving clinical and regulatory landscapes. Our members benefit from simple, effective, and relevant resources that keep you focused on what matters most: the health and well-being of your clients. We respond to the needs of our members, offering advocacy, certificate programs, online and live trainings, consulting services, and standards development.
What is Compliance?
In general, compliance means conforming to a rule, such as a specification, policy, standard or law. Regulatory compliance describes the goal that organizations aspire to achieve in their efforts to ensure that they are aware of and take steps to comply with relevant laws and regulations.
How can BHAP help?
BHAP prides itself on being one of the first organizations to offer national legal, regulatory, and compliance resources in the area of addiction treatment. Our aim is to take the current fragmented regulatory landscape and de-mystify it for our members. Our members benefit from simple, effective and relevant resources that keep them focused on what matters most, the health and well-being of their clients.