When speaking in terms of clients or patients, compliance is either a state of being in accordance with established guidelines or specifications, or the process of becoming so.

When speaking in terms of addiction treatment centers, the definition of compliance can also encompass efforts to ensure that organizations are abiding by both industry regulations and government legislation such as Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

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