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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: Arkansas
Program: Ambulatory Health Care
Agency: Arkansas Board of Podiatric Medicine
State Reference: A.C.A. § 17-96-101 (2011)
Setting/Service: Ambulatory Surgery Center
Type of Recognition: Certification

 (3) "Podiatrist" means a physician legally licensed to practice podiatric medicine. However, no podiatrist shall amputate the human foot or perform nerve or vascular grafting or administer any anesthetic other than a local anesthetic. All ankle surgery performed above the level of the foot other than skin and skin structures shall be performed in a facility accredited by either Medicare or by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
 


State: Arkansas
Program: Hospitals
Agency: Department of Health
State Reference: A.C.A. § 20-9-219  
Setting/Service: Hospital
Type of Recognition: Licensure

(c) Each hospital accredited by an accrediting organization shall be deemed by the department to be licensable without further survey by the personnel of the division if:

(1) The hospital holds current, full accreditation; and

(2) The division receives a copy of the hospital's official accreditation certificate and the complete report issued by an accrediting organization within thirty (30) days of receipt by the hospital from an accrediting organization.

(d) No hospital shall be required to submit accreditation by an accrediting organization, but whenever a hospital does not submit an accreditation certificate, the personnel of the department shall conduct such surveys as are prescribed by regulation.

NOTE: “Accrediting organization” means an organization that awards accreditation or certification to hospitals or managed care organizations and has been recognized by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for deemed status, including without limitation The Joint Commission.


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

CLIA Certification

State: Arkansas
Program: Critical Access Hospitals
Agency: Department of Health and Safety
State Reference: A.C.A. § 20-9-219 
Setting/Service: All Hospitals
Type of Recognition: Licensure

(c) Each hospital accredited by an accrediting organization shall be deemed by the department to be licensable without further survey by the personnel of the division if:

(1) The hospital holds current, full accreditation; and

(2) The division receives a copy of the hospital's official accreditation certificate and the complete report issued by an accrediting organization within thirty (30) days of receipt by the hospital from an accrediting organization.

(d) No hospital shall be required to submit accreditation by an accrediting organization, but whenever a hospital does not submit an accreditation certificate, the personnel of the department shall conduct such surveys as are prescribed by regulation.


State: Arkansas
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Department of Human Services
State Reference: AR ADC 016.06.44-202.100  
Setting/Service: Rehabilitative Services for Persons with Mental Illness
Type of Recognition: Medicaid

Providers of RSPMI Services must furnish documentation of certification from the Division of Behavioral Health Services (DBHS) establishing that the provider is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), the Council on Accreditation (COA), or other national accreditation approved by DBHS and that the accreditation encompasses the RSPMI services to be furnished. Providers must meet all other certification requirements in addition to accreditation.

State: Arkansas
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Department of Human Services
State Reference: AR ADC 016.06.26-202.200
Setting/Service: Inpatient Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities for Individuals Under 21
Type of Recognition: Medicaid

To enroll as a freestanding residential treatment center or as a residential treatment unit within an inpatient psychiatric hospital, the inpatient psychiatric provider must meet both of the conditions listed below: A. The provider must meet the child and adolescent standards of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and be accredited by JCAHO.

State: Arkansas
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Department of Human Services
State Reference: AR ADC 016.06.50-201.100 
Setting/Service: Residential Rehabilitation Centers for Persons with Physical Disabilities
Type of Recognition: Medicaid

Residential rehabilitation centers must meet licensure, accreditation and enrollment requirements to participate as RSPD providers in the Arkansas Medicaid Program.

B. A residential rehabilitation center must meet one of the following accreditation requirements:

1. Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

2. Accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization (JCAHO) as a Residential Treatment Program for Post Acute Head Injury Rehabilitation.


State: Arkansas
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Department of Human Services
State Reference: AR ADC 016.06.26-202.200
Setting/Service: Freestanding Residential Treatment Facility or Residential Treatment Unit Within an Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital
Type of Recognition: Medicaid

To enroll as a freestanding residential treatment center or as a residential treatment unit within an inpatient psychiatric hospital, the inpatient psychiatric provider must meet both of the conditions listed below:

A. The provider must meet the child and adolescent standards of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and be accredited by JCAHO.


State: Arkansas
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Department of Human Services
State Reference: AR ADC 016.04.4-6
Setting/Service: Alcohol and/or Drug Abuse Treatment Programs
Type of Recognition: Licensure

CARF, JCAHO AND COA ACCREDITED PROGRAMS - Programs meeting the alcohol and/or drug abuse treatment standards of the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO), or the Council on Accreditation (COA) shall automatically receive a concurrent license, if the CARF, JCAHO or COA award specifically notes that the alcohol and/or other drug treatment component has been accredited and upon presentation of the award to ADAP.

State: Arkansas
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Department of Human Services
State Reference: AR ADC 016.04.6-III  
Setting/Service: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Programs
Type of Recognition: Licensure

14. Programs meeting the alcohol and drug abuse treatment standards of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO), the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), or the Council on Accreditation (COA) will automatically receive Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention licensure as a licensed alcohol and drug abuse treatment program.--Such license shall be awarded by the Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention upon presentation by the program of evidence of the Joint Commission of Health Care Organizations, the Council on Accreditation or the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities' accreditation. Termination of licensure/accreditation by JCAHO, CARF or COA for alcohol and/or drug treatment services will result in a termination of OADAP licensure.

State: Arkansas
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention
State Reference: A.C.A. § 9-28-407
Setting/Service: Child Welfare Agency (Residential Facility)
Type of Recognition: Licensure

(5)(A) Subdivisions (a)(3) and (4) of this section shall be construed to include a child welfare agency that is licensed or permitted by the board as a residential facility as of March 1, 2003, if the licensee then met and continues to meet the following criteria:

(i) The licensee is a nonhospital-based residential facility that specializes in providing treatment and care for seriously emotionally disturbed children under eighteen (18) years of age who have co-occurring substance abuse and psychiatric disorders;

(ii) The licensee possesses accreditation from at least one (1) of the following national accreditation entities:

(a) The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities;

(b) The Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children; or

(c) The Joint Commission;

(iii) The licensee is licensed by the Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention or its successor;

and

(iv) The licensee is operating a nontraditional program that is approved by the Department of Education.

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.