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The Joint Commission actively monitors state legislative and regulatory activities for the purpose of identifying additional opportunities for state reliance on Joint Commission accreditation/certification.

The Joint Commission’s various accreditation/certification programs are recognized and relied on by many states in the states’ quality oversight activities. Recognition and reliance refers to the acceptance of, requirement for, or other reference to the use of Joint Commission accreditation, in whole or in part, by one or more governmental agencies in exercising regulatory authority. Recognition and reliance may include use of accreditation for licensing, certification or contracting purposes by various state agencies. 
 

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State: Connecticut
Program: Nursing Care Center
Agency: Commissioner of Social Services
State Reference: C.G.S.A. § 17b-349e
Setting/Service: Respite Care Services
Type of Recognition: Insurance

(3) The commissioner may require an individual with Alzheimer's disease who participates in the program to pay a copayment for respite care services under the program, except the commissioner may waive such copayment upon demonstration of financial hardship by such individual.

(d) The commissioner shall adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 to implement the provisions of this section. Such regulations shall include, but need not be limited to

(1) standards for eligibility for respite care services;

(2) the basis for priority in receiving services;

(3) qualifications and requirements of providers, which shall include specialized training in Alzheimer's disease, dementia and related disorders;

(4) a requirement that providers accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, when available, receive preference in contracting for services;

(5) provider reimbursement levels;

(6) limits on services and cost of services; and (7) a fee schedule for copayments.


State: Connecticut
Program: Hospitals
Agency: DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES
State Reference: Sec. 17a-453a-12 of the Connecticut General Statutes
Setting/Service: Inpatient Psychiatric Hospitals
Type of Recognition: Licensure

(1) Acute psychiatric hospitalization service as specified in section 17a-453a-4 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies:

(A) Acute psychiatric hospitalization services shall be delivered in a facility that:

(i) is state-operated, a private freestanding psychiatric hospital, or a general hospital;

(ii) except as provided by state law, maintains professional liability insurance coverage of at least three million dollars ($3,000,000) per occurrence and ten million dollars ($10,000,000) in aggregate, or if self-insured, provides documentation that it maintains a fiscally sound, dedicated trust or account funded for the purpose of covering professional liability; and

(iii) is JCAHO-accredited.


State: Connecticut
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Department of Motor Vehicles
State Reference: CT ADC § 14-227f-7 
Setting/Service: Substance Abuse Treatment Programs
Type of Recognition: Licensure

A treatment program shall be deemed substantial for purposes of the waiver requirements of Section 14-227f-6 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies if it meets the following criteria:

(1) It is operated or funded by the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, or a similar facility in another state, territory or province, or meets the standards of either the Joint Commission of Accredited Hospital Organizations, or the Commission of Accredited Rehabilitation Facilities;


State: Connecticut
Program: Hospitals
Agency: Department of Public Health
State Reference: CT ADC § 19-13-D1a 
Setting/Service: Hospital
Type of Recognition: Licensure

(a) Any institution as defined by sections 19-576 (b) through 19-576 (f) of the Connecticut General Statutes may apply to the department of health services to be deemed licensable without additional inspection or investigation if said institution:

(1) Has been certified as a provider of services by the United States Department of Health and Human Services within the immediately preceding 12 month period, except that with respect to institutions defined in subsection 19-576 (b) of the Connecticut General Statutes, the institution need only be currently so certified; ...

(4) Has agreed to allow the department of health services to inspect and review any reports issued by the reviewing or accrediting agency or by the subject institution related to the subject institution concerning certification as a provider by the department of health and human services;…


State: Connecticut
Program: Office-Based Surgery
Agency: Department of Public Health
State Reference: C.G.S.A. § 19a-691
Setting/Service: Office-Based Surgery
Type of Recognition: Requirement for Anesthesia Use

(a) Any office or unlicensed facility operated by a licensed health care practitioner or practitioner group at which moderate sedation/analgesia, deep sedation/analgesia or general anesthesia, as such levels of anesthesia are defined from time to time by the American Society of Anesthesiology, is administered shall be accredited by at least one of the following entities:

(1) The Medicare program;

(2) the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care;

(3) the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc.; or

(4) the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

Such accreditation shall be obtained not later than eighteen months after July 1, 2001, or eighteen months after the date on which moderate sedation/analgesia, deep sedation/analgesia or general anesthesia is first administered at such office or facility, whichever is later. Upon the expiration of the applicable eighteen-month period, no moderate sedation/analgesia, deep sedation/analgesia or general anesthesia may be administered at any such office or facility that does not receive accreditation as required by this section. Evidence of such accreditation shall be maintained at any such office or facility at which moderate sedation/analgesia, deep sedation/analgesia or general anesthesia is administered and shall be made available for inspection upon request of the Department of Public Health.

The provisions of this section shall not apply to any such office or facility operated by a practitioner holding a permit issued under section 20-123b. (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, any office or unlicensed facility that is accredited as provided in subsection (a) of this section shall continue to be subject to the obligations and requirements applicable to such office or facility, including, but not limited to, any applicable certificate of need requirements as provided in chapter 368z [FN1] and any applicable licensure requirements as provided in chapter 368v [FN2].


State: Connecticut
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Social and Human Services and Resources Agency
State Reference: CT ADC § 17a-453a-12
Setting/Service: Acute Psychiatric Hospitalization Services
Type of Recognition: Licensure

3) The designated agent shall collect and review documentation that includes, but is not limited to:

(A) Status of facility or professional licensure, certification or accreditation;

(c) Credentialing criteria that providers shall meet to qualify to deliver covered behavioral health services under the GABHP are as follows:

(1) Acute psychiatric hospitalization as specified in section 17a-453a-4 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies:

(A) Acute psychiatric hospitalization shall be delivered in a facility that:

(i) Meets and maintains all applicable licensing and certification requirements of federal and state statutes or regulations;

(ii) Except as provided by state law, maintains professional liability insurance coverage of at least three million dollars ($3,000,000) per occurrence and ten million dollars ($10,000,000) in aggregate or, if self-insured, provides documentation that it maintains a fiscally sound, dedicated trust or account funded for the purpose of covering professional liability;

and

(iii) Is Joint Commission-accredited.


State: Connecticut
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Social and Human Services and Resources Agency
State Reference: CT ADC § 17a-453a-12
Setting/Service: Ambulatory Detoxification Services
Type of Recognition: Licensure

(A) Ambulatory detoxification with on-site monitoring shall be delivered in a facility that:

(i) Meets and maintains all applicable licensing and certification requirements of federal and state statutes or regulations;

(ii) Except as provided by state law, maintains professional liability insurance coverage of at least one million dollars ($1,000,000) per occurrence and three million dollars ($3,000,000) in aggregate or, if self-insured, provides documentation that it maintains a fiscally sound, dedicated trust or account funded for the purpose of covering professional liability;

and

(iii) Is Joint Commission or CARF-accredited or has a licensed physician with experience in providing behavioral health services for substance use disorders, who is responsible for supervising all medical services delivered by the program and is credentialed by DMHAS in accordance with credentialing criteria contained in this section;


State: Connecticut
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Social and Human Services and Resources Agency
State Reference: CT ADC § 17a-453a-12
Setting/Service: Chemical Maintenance Treatment Services
Type of Recognition: Licensure

(A) Chemical maintenance treatment shall be delivered in a facility that:

(i) Meets and maintains all applicable licensing and certification requirements of federal and state statutes or regulations;

(ii) Except as provided by state law, maintains professional liability insurance coverage of at least one million dollars ($1,000,000) per occurrence and three million dollars ($3,000,000) in aggregate or, if self-insured, provides documentation that it maintains a fiscally sound, dedicated trust or account funded for the purpose of covering professional liability;

(iii) Meets conditions for the use of methadone or other SAMHSA-approved medications in chemical maintenance treatment of opiate dependence, as specified in 21 CFR 291 and other applicable federal regulations;

and

(iv) Is Joint Commission, CARF-accredited or accredited by the Council on Accreditation or has a clinical supervisor with authority over all behavioral health services. The clinical supervisor shall have a minimum of a master's degree in a behavioral health services-related field and at least three (3) years of full-time work experience in substance use disorders, be licensed by the state of Connecticut or certified, as appropriate in his or her respective discipline and be employed by or under contract with the facility in which chemical maintenance treatment is operated.


State: Connecticut
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Social and Human Services and Resources Agency
State Reference: CT ADC § 17a-453a-12
Setting/Service: Intensive Outpatient Mental Health Services
Type of Recognition: Licensure

(A) Intensive outpatient-mental health shall be in a facility that:

(i) Meets and maintains all applicable licensing and certification requirements of federal and state statutes or regulations;

(ii) Except as provided by state law, maintains professional liability insurance coverage of at least one million dollars ($1,000,000) per occurrence and three million dollars ($3,000,000) in aggregate or, if self-insured, provides documentation that it maintains a fiscally sound, dedicated trust or account funded for the purpose of covering professional liability;

(iii) Is Joint Commission or CARF-accredited or has a board-certified or board eligible psychiatrist who is responsible for supervising all medical services. If intensive outpatient-mental health is operated by a non-profit mental health agency, the psychiatrist shall be credentialed by DMHAS in accordance with credentialing criteria as specified in this section;

and

(iv) Includes a clinical supervisor with authority over all behavioral health services who is licensed in a behavioral health services field and has at least three


State: Connecticut
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Social and Human Services and Resources Agency
State Reference: CT ADC § 17a-453a-12
Setting/Service: Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Services
Type of Recognition: Licensure

(A) Intensive outpatient-substance use shall be in a facility that:

(i) Meets and maintains all applicable licensing and certification requirements of federal and state statutes or regulations;

(ii) Except as provided by state law, maintains professional liability insurance coverage of at least one million dollars ($1,000,000) per occurrence and three million dollars ($3,000,000) in aggregate or, if self-insured, provides documentation that it maintains a fiscally sound, dedicated trust or account funded for the purpose of covering professional liability;

and

(iii) Is Joint Commission or CARF-accredited or has a clinical supervisor with authority over all behavioral health services. The clinical supervisor shall have a minimum of a master's degree in a behavioral health services field, at least three (3) years of full-time work experience in substance use disorders treatment, be licensed by the state of Connecticut or certified, as appropriate in his or her respective discipline and be employed by or under contract with the facility;


State: Connecticut
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Social and Human Services and Resources Agency
State Reference: CT ADC § 17a-453a-12
Setting/Service: Intensive Residential Treatment Services
Type of Recognition: Licensure

(A) Intensive residential treatment shall be in a facility that:

(i) Meets and maintains all applicable licensing and certification requirements of federal and state statutes or regulations;

(ii) Except as provided by state law, maintains professional liability insurance coverage of at least one million dollars ($1,000,000) per occurrence and three million dollars ($3,000,000) in aggregate or, if self-insured, provides documentation that it maintains a fiscally sound, dedicated trust or account funded for the purpose of covering professional liability;

and

(iii) Is Joint Commission or CARF-accredited or has a clinical supervisor with authority over all behavioral health services;


State: Connecticut
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Social and Human Services and Resources Agency
State Reference: CT ADC § 17a-453a-12
Setting/Service: Intermediate or Long-Term Care Behavioral Services
Type of Recognition: Licensure

(A) Intermediate or long-term treatment or care shall be in a facility that:

(i) Meets and maintains all applicable licensing and certification requirements of federal and state statutes or regulations;

(ii) Except as provided by state law, maintains professional liability insurance coverage of at least one million dollars ($1,000,000) per occurrence and three million dollars ($3,000,000) in aggregate or, if self-insured, provides documentation that it maintains a fiscally sound, dedicated trust or account funded for the purpose of covering professional liability;

and

(iii) Is Joint Commission or CARF-accredited or has a clinical supervisor with authority over all behavioral health services. The clinical supervisor shall have a minimum of a master's degree in a behavioral health services field and at least three (3) years of full-time work experience in substance use disorder treatment, be licensed by the state of Connecticut or certified, as appropriate in his or her respective discipline and be employed by or under contract with the facility.


State: Connecticut
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Social and Human Services and Resources Agency
State Reference: CT ADC § 17a-453a-12
Setting/Service: Matrix Intensive Outpatient Services
Type of Recognition: Licensure

(A) Matrix intensive outpatient shall be in a facility that:

(i) Meets and maintains all applicable licensing and certification requirements of federal and state statutes or regulations;

(ii) Except as provided by state law, maintains professional liability insurance coverage of at least one million dollars ($1,000,000) per occurrence and three million dollars ($3,000,000) in aggregate or, if self-insured, provides documentation that it maintains a fiscally sound, dedicated trust or account funded for the purpose of covering professional liability;

and

(iii) Is Joint Commission or CARF-accredited or has a clinical supervisor with authority over all behavioral health services. The clinical supervisor shall have a minimum of a master's degree in a behavioral health services field and at least three (3) years of full-time work experience in substance use disorders treatment, be licensed by the state of Connecticut or certified, as appropriate in his or her respective discipline and be employed by or under contract with the facility.


State: Connecticut
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Social and Human Services and Resources Agency
State Reference: CT ADC § 17a-453a-12
Setting/Service: Medically Managed Inpatient Detoxification Services
Type of Recognition: Licensure

(A) Medically managed inpatient detoxification shall be in a facility that:

(i) Meets and maintains all applicable licensing and certification requirements of federal and state statutes or regulations;

(ii) Except as provided by state law, maintains professional liability insurance coverage of at least three million dollars ($3,000,000) per occurrence and ten million dollars ($10,000,000) in aggregate or, if self-insured, provides documentation that it maintains a fiscally sound, dedicated trust or account funded for the purpose of covering professional liability;

and

(iii) Is Joint Commission or CARF-accredited.


State: Connecticut
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Social and Human Services and Resources Agency
State Reference: CT ADC § 17a-453a-12
Setting/Service: Medically Monitored Residential Detoxification Services
Type of Recognition: Licensure

(A) Medically monitored residential detoxification shall be in a facility that:

(i) Meets and maintains all applicable licensing and certification requirements of federal and state statutes or regulations;

(ii) Except as provided by state law, maintains professional liability insurance coverage of at least one million dollars ($1,000,000) per occurrence and three million dollars ($3,000,000) in aggregate or, if self-insured, provides documentation that it maintains a fiscally sound, dedicated trust or account funded for the purpose of covering professional liability;

and

(iii) Is Joint Commission or CARF-accredited or has a physician with experience in providing substance use disorder services, who is responsible for supervising all medical services. The physician shall be credentialed by DMHAS in accordance with credentialing criteria as specified in this section.


State: Connecticut
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Social and Human Services and Resources Agency
State Reference: CT ADC § 17a-453a-12
Setting/Service: Observation Bed-Mental Health Services
Type of Recognition: Licensure

(A) Observation bed-mental health shall be in a facility that:

(i) Meets and maintains all applicable licensing and certification requirements of federal and state statutes or regulations;

(ii) Except as provided by state law, maintains professional liability insurance coverage of at least three million dollars ($3,000,000) per occurrence and ten million dollars ($10,000,000) in aggregate or, if self-insured, provides documentation that it maintains a fiscally sound dedicated trust or account funded for the purpose of covering professional liability;

and

(iii) Is Joint Commission-accredited;


State: Connecticut
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Social and Human Services and Resources Agency
State Reference: CT ADC § 17a-453a-12
Setting/Service: Observation Bed-Substance Abuse Services
Type of Recognition: Licensure

(A) Observation bed-substance use shall be in a facility that:

(i) Meets and maintains all applicable licensing and certification requirements of federal and state statutes or regulations;

(ii) Except as provided by state law, maintains professional liability insurance coverage of at least one million dollars ($1,000,000) per occurrence and three million dollars ($3,000,000) in aggregate or, if self-insured, provides documentation that it maintains a fiscally sound, dedicated trust or account funded for the purpose of covering professional liability;

(iii) Is Joint Commission or CARF-accredited or has a physician with experience in providing substance use disorders services, who is responsible for supervising all medical services. The physician shall be credentialed by DMHAS in accordance with credentialing criteria as specified in this section.


State: Connecticut
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Social and Human Services and Resources Agency
State Reference: CT ADC § 17a-453a-12
Setting/Service: Outpatient Mental Health Services
Type of Recognition: Licensure

(A) Outpatient-mental health shall be in a facility that:

(i) Meets and maintains all applicable licensing and certification requirements of federal and state statutes or regulations;

(ii) Except as provided by state law, maintains professional liability insurance coverage of at least one million dollars ($1,000,000) per occurrence and three million dollars ($3,000,000) in aggregate or, if self-insured, provides documentation that it maintains a fiscally sound, dedicated trust or account funded for the purpose of covering professional liability;

and

(iii) Is Joint Commission or CARF-accredited or has a board-certified or board-eligible psychiatrist who is responsible for supervising all behavioral health services. If outpatient-mental health is operated by a nonprofit psychiatric facility, the psychiatrist shall be credentialed by DMHAS as specified in this section.


State: Connecticut
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Social and Human Services and Resources Agency
State Reference: CT ADC § 17a-453a-12
Setting/Service: Outpatient Substance Abuse Services
Type of Recognition: Licensure

(A) Outpatient-substance use shall be in a facility that:

(i) Meets and maintains all applicable licensing and certification requirements of federal and state statutes or regulations;

(ii) Except as provided by state law, maintains professional liability insurance coverage of at least one million dollars ($1,000,000) per occurrence and three million dollars ($3,000,000) in aggregate or, if self-insured, provides documentation that it maintains a fiscally sound, dedicated trust or account funded for the purpose of covering professional liability;

and

(iii) Is Joint Commission or CARF-accredited or has a clinical supervisor with authority over all behavioral health services. The clinical supervisor shall have a minimum of a master's degree in a behavioral health services field and at least three (3) years of full-time work experience in substance use disorders treatment, be licensed by the state of Connecticut or certified, as appropriate in his or her respective discipline and be employed by or under contract with the facility.


State: Connecticut
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Social and Human Services and Resources Agency
State Reference: CT ADC § 17a-453a-12
Setting/Service: Partial Hospitalization Mental Health Services
Type of Recognition: Licensure

(A) Partial hospitalization-mental health shall be in a facility that:

(i) Meets and maintains all applicable licensing and certification requirements of federal and state statutes or regulations;

(ii) Except as provided by state law, maintains professional liability insurance coverage of at least one million dollars ($1,000,000) per occurrence and three million dollars ($3,000,000) in aggregate or, if self-insured, provides documentation that it maintains a fiscally sound, dedicated trust or account funded for the purpose of covering professional liability;

and

(iii) Is Joint Commission or CARF-accredited or has a board-certified or board-eligible psychiatrist who is responsible for supervising all behavioral health services. The psychiatrist shall be credentialed by DMHAS as specified in this section.

The Joint Commission maintains a listing of state agencies that recognize accreditation/certification. These lists have been compiled from a variety of sources and are intended to identify state regulatory agencies that recognize and/or rely on accreditation in lieu of specific state licensure or certification requirements. The Joint Commission makes no claims about the accuracy of this list and it should be considered a reference document. Joint Commission accredited organizations are strongly encouraged to inquire with their state regulatory agency for a full description of the recognition and any additional requirements the state agency may have.
 

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