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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: PROGRAM:


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

CLIA Certification

State: Kansas
Program: Office-Based Surgery
Agency: Department of Health and Environment
State Reference: KS ADC 100-25-4
Setting/Service: Office-Based Surgery
Type of Recognition: Licensure

(b) On and after July 1, 2006, each physician who performs any office-based surgery or special procedure using general anesthesia or a spinal or epidural block shall perform the office-based surgery or special procedure only in an office that meets at least one of the following sets of standards, all of which are hereby adopted by reference except as specified:

(1) Sections 110-010 through 1031-02 in the “standards and checklist for accreditation of ambulatory surgery facilities” by the American association for accreditation of ambulatory surgery facilities, inc., revised in 2005;

(2) “section two: accreditation” and the glossary, except the definition of “physician,” in “accreditation requirements for ambulatory care/surgery facilities” by the healthcare facilities accreditation program of the American osteopathic association, 2001-2002 edition;

(3) section 1 and section 2 in “accreditation manual for office-based surgery practices” by the joint commission on accreditation of healthcare organizations, second edition, dated 2005;

(4) “accreditation standards for ambulatory facilities” by the institute for medical quality, 2003 edition. The appendices are not adopted; or

(5) chapters 1 through 6, 8 through 10, 15, 16, 19, 22, and 24 and appendices A and I in the “accreditation handbook for ambulatory health care” by the accreditation association for ambulatory health care, inc., 2005 edition.


State: Kansas
Program: Ambulatory Health Care
Agency: Department of Health and Environment
State Reference: K.S.A. 65-429
Setting/Service: Ambulatory Surgical Center
Type of Recognition: Licensure

A medical care facility which has been licensed by the licensing agency and which has received certification for participation in federal reimbursement programs and which has been accredited by the joint commission on accreditation of health care organizations or the American osteopathic association may be granted a license renewal based on such certification and accreditation.

"Medical care facility" means a hospital, ambulatory surgical center or recuperation center, but shall not include a hospice which is certified to participate in the Medicare program


State: Kansas
Program: Hospitals
Agency: Department of Health and Environment
State Reference: K.S.A. 65-429  
Setting/Service: Hospital
Type of Recognition: Licensure

K.S.A. 65-429 A medical care facility which has been licensed by the licensing agency and which has received certification for participation in federal reimbursement programs and which has been accredited by the joint commission on accreditation of health care organizations or the American osteopathic association may be granted a license renewal based on such certification and accreditation. KS ADC 28-34-2 (e) If during the term of its current license a facility is surveyed by the joint commission on accreditation of health care organizations (JCAHO) or the American osteopathic association (AOA), the facility shall submit the survey report to the licensing agency toward satisfying the survey requirements for licensure. After reviewing the survey report, the licensing agency may notify the facility that a licensing survey will be conducted.

State: Kansas
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services
State Reference: KS ADC 30-63-20
Setting/Service: Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled
Type of Recognition: Licensure

30-63-20 Mandated requirements.

(c) Attainment of national accreditation by an applicant from an organization that evaluates and accredits providers of mental retardation or developmental disabilities services, or the recommendation of a local CDDO's quality assurance committee, shall be considered by the commissioner in determining compliance by the applicant with any one or more of the requirements of this article.


State: Kansas
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Social and Rehabilitation Services
State Reference: KS ADC 30-5-109
Setting/Service: Free-Standing Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities
Type of Recognition: Medicaid

(a) Services shall be available to program recipients who are 65 and over if the services are provided by a facility that meets the Medicare requirements.

(b) Services shall be available to program recipients who are under 21 years of age if the services are provided by a facility accredited by the joint commission on accreditation of hospitals.

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.