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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: New York
Program: Home Care
Agency: Department of Public Health
State Reference: McKinney's Public Health Law § 3653
Setting/Service: Medical Equipment Services Agencies
Type of Recognition: Licensure

2. (a) A license shall not be issued unless the commissioner determines that the medical equipment service agency complies with all applicable federal and state regulations governing the safety of home medical equipment services.

(b) An application for a license shall include the following information:

(v) A description of its quality assurance program which objectively and systematically monitors and evaluates the quality and appropriateness of care and services provided by such medical equipment service agency. The department shall deem a medical equipment service agency to be in compliance with the requirements of this subparagraph if the medical equipment services agency is accredited by a national accrediting agency approved by the department for a comparable quality assurance program.

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.