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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: Hawaii
Program: Hospitals
Agency: Department of Health
State Reference: HI ST § 321 -14.5
Setting/Service: Hospital
Type of Recognition: Licensure

SECTION 1. Section 321-14.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (c) to read as follows:


 

"(c) The rules may provide that accreditation by the joint commission on accreditation of healthcare organizations demonstrates a hospital's compliance with all licensing inspections required by the State. The rules may exempt a hospital from a licensing inspection on a continuing basis throughout the term of the accreditation under the following conditions:

(1) The hospital provides a certified copy of the hospital's official joint commission on accreditation of healthcare organizations accreditation report to the department;

(2) The hospital continuously holds full accreditation by the joint commission on accreditation of healthcare organizations; and

(3) The hospital holds a current and valid state license."
 

State: Hawaii
Program: Laboratory
Agency: Department of Health
State Reference: HI ADC § 11-110.1-7
Setting/Service: Laboratory (Class I)
Type of Recognition: Licensure

(e) The department may inspect the laboratory for initial approval and renewal of its class I permit. A clinical laboratory with a class I permit shall allow the inspection of its premises, records, materials, equipment, and methodology by a representative of the department at any time during the laboratory's working hours. The department may accept the on-site inspections of the College of American Pathologists, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and other agencies, provided that these agencies have standards that are substantially equal to or more stringent than the requirements of subparts 1 and 2 of this chapter.

State: Hawaii
Program: Laboratory
Agency: Department of Health
State Reference: HI ADC § 11-110.1-8
Setting/Service: Laboratory (Class II)
Type of Recognition: Licensure

(e) The department may inspect the laboratory for initial approval and renewal of a class II permit. A clinical laboratory with a class II permit shall allow the inspection of its premises, records, materials, equipment, and methodology, by a representative of the department at any time during the laboratory's working hours. The department may accept the on-site inspections of the College of American Pathologists, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and other agencies, provided that these agencies have standards that are substantially equal to or more stringent than the requirements of this section.

State: Hawaii
Program: Laboratory
Agency: Department of Health
State Reference: HI ADC § 11-110.1-9
Setting/Service: Laboratory
Type of Recognition: Licensure

(c) The department may inspect the laboratory for initial approval and renewal of its clinical laboratory license. A licensed clinical laboratory shall allow the inspection of its premises, records, materials, equipment, and methodology, by a representative of the department at any time during the laboratory's working hours. The department may accept the on-site inspections of the College of American Pathologists, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and other agencies, provided that these agencies have standards that are substantially equal to or more stringent than the requirements of this section.

State: Hawaii
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Department of Human Services
State Reference: HI ADC § 17-1737-44.1
Setting/Service: Crisis Management; Biopsychosocial Rehabilitative Program; Intensive Family Intervention; Intensive Outpatient Hospital Services; Assertive Community Treatment
Type of Recognition: Insurance

(a) Medical payments to eligible providers may be made for the following types of community mental health rehabilitative services:

(1) Crisis management: This service provides mobile assessment for individuals in active state of crisis (twenty-four hours per day, seven days a week). Immediate response is required. Crisis management services include referral to licensed psychiatrist, licensed psychologist, or to an inpatient acute care hospital. The presenting crisis situation may necessitate that the services be provided in the consumer's home or natural environment setting, such as the home, school, work environment, or other community setting as well as in a health care setting. These services are provided through agencies accredited by a national accreditation organization.

(3) Biopsychosocial Rehabilitative Programs: This is a therapeutic day rehabilitative social skill building service which allows individuals with serious mental illness to gain the necessary social and communication skills necessary to allow them to remain in or return to naturally occurring community programs. Provider qualifications to provide these services are ensured by provider compliance with requirements and standards of a national accreditation organization.

(4) Intensive Family Intervention: These are time limited intensive interventions intended to stabilize the living arrangement, promote reunification or prevent the utilization of out of home therapeutic resources (i.e. psychiatric hospital, therapeutic foster care, residential treatment facility) for children with serious emotional or behavioral disturbances or adults with serious mental illness. Additionally, provider qualifications must be in compliance with requirements and standards of a national accreditation organization.

(6) Intensive outpatient hospital services: These are outpatient hospital services for the purpose of providing stabilization of psychiatric impairments as well as enabling the individual to reside in the community or to return to the community from a more restrictive setting. The services must be provided in the outpatient area or clinic of a licensed hospital certified by a national accreditation organization or other licensed facility that is Medicare certified for coverage of partial hospitalization/day treatment.

(7) Assertive Community Treatment (ACT): This is an intensive community rehabilitation service for individuals who are either children with serious emotional or behavioral disturbance or adults with a serious mental illness. Provider qualifications to provide these services are ensured by provider compliance with requirements and standards of a national accreditation organization.


State: Hawaii
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Department of Human Services
State Reference: HI ADC § 17-1737-18.1 
Setting/Service: Inpatient Psychiatric Services for Individuals Under 21
Type of Recognition: Insurance

(a) Inpatient psychiatric services for recipients under age twenty-one shall be provided:

(1) Under the direction of a physician;

(2) By:

(A) A psychiatric hospital or an inpatient psychiatric program that is accredited by the joint commission on accreditation of healthcare organizations;

or

(B) A psychiatric facility which is accredited by the joint commission on accreditation of healthcare organizations, the commission on accreditation of rehabilitation facilities, the council on accreditation of services for families and children, or by any other accrediting organization, with comparable standards that is recognized by the State;

and

(C) Is authorized to practice under the Medicaid program and meets the provisions of chapter 17-1736.


State: Hawaii
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Department of Insurance
State Reference: HRS § 431M-1
Setting/Service: Mental Health Outpatient Facility
Type of Recognition: Insurance

“Mental Health Outpatient Facility” means a health establishment, clinic, institution, center, or community mental health center, that provides for the diagnosis, treatment, care, or rehabilitation of mentally ill persons, that has been accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations or the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities or certified by the department of health.

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.