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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: Idaho
Program: Disease-Specific Care
Agency: IDAHO TIME SENSITIVE EMERGENCY SYSTEM COUNCIL
State Reference: 200.04
Setting/Service: Comprehensive Stroke Center Primary Stroke Center Acute Stroke Ready Center
Type of Recognition: L/C

To be designated as an Idaho TSE designated Comprehensive Stroke Center, Primary Stroke Center, or an Acute Stroke Ready Center, a facility must meet or exceed requirement standards when published for state designation in the Time Sensitive Emergency System Standards Manual incorporated under Section 004 of these rules.

The TSE Council will conduct an on-site review of each TSE designated center at least once every three (3) years, unless the center has been verified by a national accrediting body to meet or exceed the standards set in these rules.


State: Idaho
Program: Laboratory
Agency: Bureau of Laboratories
State Reference: ID ADC 16.02.06.012 
Setting/Service: Laboratory
Type of Recognition: Licensure

02. Other Certifying Agencies. Laboratories shall be excluded from compliance with these rules (except Sections 011 and 022) upon submission of annual evidence of certification from one (1) of the following agencies: (12-31-91) a. Center for Disease Control for testing of specimens in interstate commerce; (1-1-77) b. College of American Pathologists; (1-1-77) c. Medicare Title XVIII standards, providing they are also in compliance with Sections 022 and 023; (12-31-91) d. Laboratories located in hospitals approved by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals; (1-1-87) e. Such other certification programs as may be approved by the Director. (12-31-91)

State: Idaho
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Department of Health and Welfare
State Reference: ID ADC 16.06.03.021
Setting/Service: Alcohol/Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Programs
Type of Recognition: Licensure

04. Acceptance Of JCAHO Accreditation. The Department may accept JCAHO accreditation as satisfaction of approval requirements. (4-5-00)

State: Idaho
Program: Home Care
Agency: Department of Health and Welfare
State Reference: I.C. § 39-2403 
Setting/Service: Home Health Agencies
Type of Recognition: Licensure

After January 1, 1993, no private or public agency or organization may advertise, operate, manage, conduct, open, maintain, or hold itself out to the public to be a home health agency unless licensed by the department of health and welfare. The department may grant licenses without conducting a licensure survey to Medicare certified agencies or agencies currently accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the health care financing administration pursuant to rules and regulations developed by the board prescribing the conditions under which these actions are made.

State: Idaho
Program: Hospitals
Agency: Department of Health and Welfare
State Reference: Memorandum of Understanding dated January 23, 1996.
Setting/Service: Hospital
Type of Recognition: Licensure

Hospital must file performance report and any monitoring reports in order to receive licensure in lieu of routine inspections.

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.