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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: New Jersey
Program: Home Care
Agency: Department of Health and Senior Services
State Reference: NJ ADC 8:42C-2.4
Setting/Service: Hospice
Type of Recognition: Licensure

(b) All applicants must demonstrate character and competence, the ability to provide quality of care commensurate with applicable licensure standards, and an acceptable track record of past and current compliance with in- and out-of-State licensure requirements for new licenses, as applicable, and Federal requirements, as applicable, including, but not limited to, the following:

1. The performance of the applicant in meeting its obligations under any previously approved New Jersey certificate of need, where applicable, including full compliance with all conditions of approval, if applicable; and

2. The capacity to provide quality of care which meets or surpasses the requirements contained in applicable licensure standards pertinent to the proposed facility and/or service, as set forth below:

i. Applicants shall demonstrate a satisfactory record of compliance in accordance with this section with licensure standards in existing health care facilities which are owned, operated, or managed, in whole or in part, by the applicant, according to the provisions in (h) below. In addition to demonstrating compliance with in-State licensure provisions, applicants shall also include reports issued by licensing agencies in other states, where applicable;

ii. Applicants shall include narrative descriptions of staffing patterns, policies and protocols addressing delivery of nursing, medical, pharmacy, dietary, and other services affecting quality of care to patients; and

iii. Applicants shall include documentation of compliance with the standards of accreditation of nationally-recognized professional bodies.


State: New Jersey
Program: Home Care
Agency: Department of Human Services
State Reference: NJ ADC 10:60-1.2
Setting/Service: Homemaker Agency – Personal Care Assistant Services and Homemaker Services
Type of Recognition: Medicaid

“Homemaker agency” means a proprietary or voluntary non-profit agency approved by the Department of Human Services, Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services to provide Personal Care Assistant Services, and homemaker services under any waiver program approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and accredited, initially and on an on-going basis, by the Commission on Accreditation for Home Care Inc., the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), the National Association for Home Care and Hospice or the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP).

State: New Jersey
Program: Home Care
Agency: Department of Human Services
State Reference: NJ ADC 10:54-5.18
Setting/Service: Personal Care Assistant Services
Type of Recognition: Medicaid

(a) Personal care assistant services may be provided by a Medicare certified, licensed home health agency or by an accredited proprietary or voluntary non-profit homemaker agency approved to participate as a provider of services in the New Jersey Medicaid program, in accordance with N.J.A.C. 10:60-1.2.

State: New Jersey
Program: Home Care
Agency: Department of Human Services
State Reference: N J ADC 10:60-5.1 
Setting/Service: Home Health and Home Maker Agencies – Private Duty Nursing Services
Type of Recognition: Medicaid

(a) Private duty nursing services shall be provided by a licensed home health agency, voluntary non-profit homemaker agency, private employment agency and temporary-help service agency approved by DMAHS. The voluntary nonprofit homemaker agency, private employment agency and temporary help-service agency shall be accredited, initially and on an ongoing basis, by the Commission on Accreditation for Home Care, Inc., the Community Health Accreditation Program, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) or the National Association for Home Care and Hospice.

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.