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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: Maine
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Department of Behavioral and Developmental Sciences
State Reference: ME ADC 14-118 Ch. 5, § 19
Setting/Service: Medically Managed Intensive Inpatient Detoxification Programs and Freestanding Residential Detoxification Programs
Type of Recognition: Licensure

19.0 SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT SERVICES

19.1 Medically Managed Intensive Inpatient Detoxification Programs (ASAM Level IV-D).

19.1.5.2 Also required is proof of appropriate accreditation by the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, or the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Detoxification programs that employ the services of a physician certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine must provide a copy of such certificate. 19.2 Freestanding Residential Detoxification Programs (ASAM Level III 7-D/medically monitored inpatient detoxification).

19.2.5.2 Also required is proof of appropriate accreditation by the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, or the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Detoxification programs who employ the services of a physician certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine must provide a copy of such certificate.


State: Maine
Program: Critical Access Hospitals
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
State Reference: 10-144 CMR Ch. 112, Ch. XXVII, § XXVII.AA
Setting/Service: Critical Access Hospitals
Type of Recognition: Licensure

Chapter XXVII. Critical Access Hospital

XXVII.AA. Primary Verification Requirements

Primary verification of the following, directly from the granting or certifying authority, or from a recognized and duly accredited or licensed centralized verification service, or through the affiliate hospital will be made and documented with each appointment and reappointment:

1. Licensure
2. Board certification, when such certification is required for staff appointment by the Medical and Professional Staff Bylaws, Rules and Regulations;
3. Professional liability claims history (from carrier); and
4. Professional sanctions, (e.g. National Practitioner Data Bank).


State: Maine
Program: Hospitals
Agency: Department of Human Services
State Reference: ME ADC 10-144 Ch. 112, Ch. IV, § IV.N
Setting/Service: Hospital
Type of Recognition: Licensure

Each accredited hospital shall receive a hospital licensure survey during the midpoint of their current Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations or American Osteopathic Association accreditation cycle. The results of accrediting agency surveys must be made available to the Department. Hospitals which are not Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations or American Osteopathic Association accredited will be surveyed annually for licensure.

State: Maine
Program: Laboratory
Agency: Department of Human Services
State Reference:  ME ADC 10-144 Ch. 112, Ch. XIV, § XIV.A
Setting/Service: Laboratory
Type of Recognition: Licensure

1. The laboratory must possess a valid Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certificate or, where applicable, a certificate of waiver issued by the Department of Health and Human Services; or 2. The laboratory must possess a valid Certificate of accreditation issued by a program approved by the Department of Health and Human Services; or 3. The laboratory must possess a valid state license issued from a state program which is approved by the Health Care Financing Administration and is exempt from CLIA requirements for A tests performed within the facility

State: Maine
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Department of Human Services
State Reference: ME ADC 10-144 Ch. 101, Ch. II, § 46
Setting/Service: Psychiatric Hospitals: Services for Individuals Under 21, Outpatient Services, and Partial Hospitalization Services
Type of Recognition: Insurance

46.02-2 Psychiatric Hospitals Serving Members Under Age Twenty one (21) for Inpatient Services In order to be enrolled as a MaineCare provider, and to receive reimbursement, the provider must be licensed by the Department of Health and Human Services as a psychiatric hospital and must be accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations.

46.02-3 Psychiatric Hospitals Providing Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization Services In order to be enrolled as a MaineCare provider and to receive reimbursement, the provider must be licensed by DHHS as a psychiatric hospital and be accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations.

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.