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State Recognition Details

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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. 
 

STATE: PROGRAM:


State: Georgia
Program: Home Care
Agency: Department of Community Health
State Reference: GA ADC 111-2-2-.32
Setting/Service: Home Health Agencies
Type of Recognition: Licensure

(i) An applicant for a new home health agency shall provide evidence of the intent to meet the appropriate accreditation requirements of the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO), the Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc. (CHAP), and/or other appropriate accrediting agencies. (j) An applicant for an expanded home health agency shall provide documentation that they are fully accredited by the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO), the Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc. (CHAP), and/or other appropriate accrediting agency.


State: Georgia
Program: Home Care
Agency: Department of Community Health
State Reference: 111-8-65.08
Setting/Service: Private Home Care Providers
Type of Recognition: L/C

111-8-65-.08 Inspections and Plans of Correction.

(1) Providers shall be inspected by the department periodically; provided, however, the department may exempt a provider from such periodic inspections if it is certified or accredited by a certification or accreditation entity recognized and approved by the department.

(a) A provider seeking exemption from on-site inspection shall be required to submit to the department documentation of certification or accreditation, including a copy of its most recent certification or accreditation report.


State: Georgia
Program: Home Care
Agency: Department of Health
State Reference: GA ADC 290-5-38-.04
Setting/Service: Home Health Agencies
Type of Recognition: Licensure

These rules and regulations shall not apply to services which are provided under the following conditions:(a) Persons who provide personal or paraprofessional health services, either with or without compensation when there is no claim that the service is provided as a part of a licensed Home Health Agency; (b) Persons who provide professional services for which they are duly licensed under Georgia laws, when there is no claim that the service is provided as a part of a licensed Home Health Agency; (c) Services provided under the provisions of any other license issued by the State of Georgia when there is no claim that the service is provided as a part of a licensed or certified Home Health Agency; (d) Any Home Health Agency certified in a Federal program for reimbursement of Medicare or Medicaid services shall be exempt from an additional on-site licensure inspection upon presentation of evidence of such certification.

State: Georgia
Program: Home Care
Agency: Georgia Medicaid
State Reference: DME Provider Manual
Setting/Service: Durable Medical Equipment Providers
Type of Recognition: Medicaid Requirement

Accreditation: The deadline for all DME Provides/Suppliers to become accredited has been extended to September 2009. Effective September 1, 2009:

A. Complex Custom Rehab Suppliers must be accredited through one of the following approved Accreditation Companies for the service of Complex Custom Assistive Technology:

  1. The Joint Commission (JCAHO)
  2. Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  3. Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP)
  4. Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation (HQAA)
  5. Accreditation Commission for Healthcare (ACHC)

B. Complex Respiratory Providers must be accredited through one of the following approved Accreditation Companies:

  1. The Joint Commission (JCAHO)
  2. Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  3. Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP)
  4. Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation (HQAA)
  5. Accreditation Commission for Healthcare (ACHC), or
  6. The Compliance Team

C. All other Durable Medical Equipment Providers (excluding Complex Custom Rehab Suppliers and Custom Respiratory) must be or be in the process of being accredited by one of the following Medicare approved Accreditation Companies: JCAHO, CARF, CHAP, HQAA, ACHC, BOC, the Compliance Team/ Exemplary Provider and NAPB


 

 
 

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.