Accreditation, Licensure & Certification

Kennedy Krieger Institute complies with standards, regulations and guidelines of accreditation organizations and regulatory agencies.


  • The Joint Commission (TJC)

    • Hospital
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)

    • Pediatric Rehabilitation Unit
    • Neurobehavioral Unit (NBU)
    • Pediatric Feeding Disorders Unit
    • Specialized Transition Program (STP)
    • Community Rehabilitation Program
    • International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (pediatric inpatient and outpatient)


  • Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

    Office of Health Care Quality

    • Hospital (Pediatric and Rehabilitation)
    • Genetics Laboratory
  • Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

    Developmental Disabilities Administration

    • Family Support Services
    • Therapeutic Foster Care
  • Maryland Department of Human Resources

    Social Services Administration

    • Therapeutic Foster Care


  • Maryland State Department of Education

    • Kennedy Krieger School: Fairmount Campus
    • Kennedy Krieger School: Greenspring Campus
    • Kennedy Krieger School: Montgomery County Campus
    • Kennedy Krieger at Southern High School (Anne Arundel County)
  • US Department of Health and Human Services

    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CLIA

    In addition, Kennedy Krieger Institute maintains compliance with other regulatory bodies such as Medicaid and Medicare. Individuals, departments and programs meet standards set by those agencies and organizations appropriate to their fields of endeavor.

Kennedy Krieger Institute Announces Retirement of President and CEO

Dr. Gary W. GoldsteinThe Institute’s board of directors is conducting a national search and is expected to name a new CEO in the coming months.
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