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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. 
 

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State: Maryland
Program: Home Care
Agency: Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
State Reference: COMAR 10.09.12.03
Setting/Service: DME - Disposable Medical Supplies and Durable Medical Equipment
Type of Recognition: Certification

*COMAR 10.09.12.03 Conditions for Participation.*


To participate in the Program, the provider:

A. Shall, unless exempt from Medicare accreditation requirements:

(1) Be an accredited Medicare provider of disposable medical supplies and durable equipment;

(2) Effective November 1, 2011, provide documentation of:

(a) Accreditation; or

(b) Having submitted an application for accreditation; and

(3) Effective April 1, 2012, be accredited or terminated from the Program;
 


State: Maryland
Program: Home Care
Agency: Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
State Reference: COMAR 10.09.18.03
Setting/Service: DME - Oxygen & Related Respiratory Equipment Services
Type of Recognition: Certification

*COMAR 10.09.18.03 Conditions for Participation.*


To participate in the Program, the provider shall:

A. Unless exempt from Medicare accreditation requirements:

(1) Be an accredited Medicare provider of oxygen;

(2) Effective November 1, 2011, provide documentation of:

(a) Accreditation; or

(b) Having submitted an application for accreditation; and

(3) Effective April 1, 2012, be accredited or terminated from the Program;
 


State: Maryland
Program: Home Care
Agency: Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
State Reference: General Article § 19-2302
Setting/Service: Home Health
Type of Recognition: Licensure

(1) When an approved accreditation organization has issued a final report finding a health care facility to be in substantial compliance with the accreditation organization's standards, the Department shall accept the report as evidence that the health care facility has met State licensure requirements and shall grant the health care facility deemed status. 

(2) A health care facility that fails to achieve substantial compliance with the standards of an approved accreditation organization may be subject to the provisions of § 19-360 of this title. 

The Joint Commission's home health accreditation program has been approved by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


State: Maryland
Program: Home Care
Agency: Maryland Health Care Commission
State Reference: COMAR 10.24.16
Setting/Service: For CON Purposes. Home Health Agencies
Type of Recognition: Certification

C. Qualifications for All Applicants.

The Commission will only accept a CON application submitted by an applicant that:

(4) Has maintained accreditation through a state-recognized deeming authority, as applicable, for at least the three most recent years;

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.