State Recognition Details | Joint Commission
Follow us on Twitter Friend us on Facebook Vimeo linkedIn Share with your Friends Print this Page
 
Thursday 3:45 CST, January 18, 2018

State Recognition Details

State Recognition Contact Directory


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: Alaska
Program: Laboratory
Agency: Department of Health
State Reference: 7 AK ADC 12.990 
Setting/Service: Laboratory
Type of Recognition: Licensure

(7) “approved laboratory” means a laboratory that is (A) certified by the (i) federal government under the Clinical Laboratories Improvement Act of 1967, 42 U.S.C. 263(a) or Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 1395 et seq.; (ii) College of American Pathologists; or (iii) Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals; or

State: Alaska
Program: Laboratory
Agency: Department of Health
State Reference:
Setting/Service: Laboratory
Type of Recognition: Licensure

CLIA Certification

State: Alaska
Program: Hospitals
Agency: Department of Health and Public Services
State Reference: AS §18.20.080
Setting/Service: Hospital
Type of Recognition: Licensure

The department shall make annual inspections and investigations of hospital facilities. The department may accept accreditation by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Hospitals in lieu of an annual inspection by the department for the year in which the accreditation was granted if the accreditation standards of the commission are substantially similar to the inspection standards of the department.

State: Alaska
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Department of Public Health
State Reference: 7 AAC 70.030; 70.150
Setting/Service: Behavioral health clinic services; Behavioral health rehabilitation services; Detoxification services; Residential substance use treatment services
Type of Recognition: Licensure

7 AAC 70.030. Department approval of a provider of behavioral health services. (a)

The department will approve an organization to provide behavioral health services in this state only if that organization(1) meets the requirements for

  (A) a community behavioral health services provider under 7 AAC 70.100 that is providing one or more of the following:

      (i) behavioral health clinic services;

     (ii) behavioral health rehabilitation services;

     (iii) detoxification services;

     (iv) residential substance use treatment services in accordance with 7 AAC 70.120; or

  (B) a substance use treatment provider under 7 AAC 70.130; and

(2) is accredited or working toward accreditation in accordance with 7 AAC 70.150.

7 AAC 70.150. Behavioral health services provider accreditation. (a) Except as provided in (b) of this section, to receive a department approval under 7 AAC 70.030, a behavioral health services provider must

   (1) be accredited to provide behavioral health services by

       (A) The Joint Commission;

       (B) the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities(CARF); or

       (C) the Council on Accreditation (COA);

   (2) be accredited by an alternative accreditation agency approved by the department under 7 AAC 70.160; or

   (3) meet the interim standards for operation under 7 AAC 70.200 - 7 AAC 70.265.

(b) After June 30, 2015, a behavioral health services provider must

   (1) be accredited to provide behavioral health services by

       (A) The Joint Commission;

       (B) the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF);

       (C) the Council on Accreditation (COA); or

       (D) an alternative accreditation agency approved by the department under 7 AAC 70.160; or

  (2) be issued a provisional department approval under 7 AAC 70.030(d).


State: Alaska
Program: Hospitals
Agency: Health and Social Services
State Reference: 7 AK ADC 43.560  
Setting/Service: Inpatient Psychiatric Services
Type of Recognition: Medicaid

(a) To receive payment under Medicaid for inpatient psychiatric services, an enrolled inpatient psychiatric hospital facility must (1) be licensed under AS 18.20, and accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)

State: Alaska
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Health and Social Services
State Reference: 7 AK ADC 43.560  
Setting/Service: Inpatient Psychiatric Services
Type of Recognition: Medicaid

(a) To receive payment under Medicaid for inpatient psychiatric services, an enrolled inpatient psychiatric hospital facility must

 (1) be licensed under AS 18.20, and accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)


State: Alaska
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Health and Social Services
State Reference: 7 AK ADC 43.1164  
Setting/Service: Residential Psychiatric Treatment Center
Type of Recognition: Medicaid

(b) To be endorsed by the department to provide FASD/SED waiver services a provider must attest that the provider has participated in FASD/SED waiver services training, if training is available through the department. In addition, the provider must be enrolled as

(1) a community mental health clinic under 7 AAC 43.725(a)(1) that

(A) is accredited as a children's service provider by

(i) the Council on Accreditation (COA);

(ii) the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF); or

(iii) The Joint Commission

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.