OPEN MINDS, The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst Industry News The Council on Accreditation (COA) has been awarded a contract to provide comprehensive and integrated accreditation services for the state of North Carolina's Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services (DMH/DD/SAS), which serves close to 200,000 people. Under the agreement signed in April, COA will become the Division's sole accreditor. Its first tasks will include education efforts and a side-by-side comparison of COA's accreditation standards and . . .