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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: Michigan
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Department of Community Health
State Reference: MI ADC R. 330.2702
Setting/Service: Community Mental Health Services 
Type of Recognition: Licensure

Rule 2702. (1) The department will accept, in whole or in part, the accreditation of a national accrediting organization deemed acceptable by the department as documentation of the community mental health services program's equivalent compliance with certification standards.

(2) The department shall not grant deemed status for matters related to the safeguarding and protection of recipient rights.

(3) The community mental health services program shall request deemed status in writing and shall include all of the following documents:

(a) A copy of the official document indicating accreditation.

(b) A copy of the written survey report from the accrediting body.

(c) A copy of the program's response, if any, to the report from the accrediting body.

(4) The department may deem the community mental health services program to be in compliance with certification standards, in whole or in part, after reviewing the submitted documents.

State: Michigan
Program: Hospitals
Agency: Department of Community Health
State Reference: M.C.L.A. 333.20155  
Setting/Service: Hospital
Type of Recognition: Licensure

(3) The department shall make a biennial visit to each hospital for survey and evaluation for the purpose of licensure. Subject to subsection (6), the department may waive the biennial visit required by this subsection if a hospital, as part of a timely application for license renewal, requests a waiver and submits both of the following and if all of the requirements of subsection (5) are met:

(a) Evidence that it is currently fully accredited by a body with expertise in hospital accreditation whose hospital accreditations are accepted by the United States department of health and human services for purposes of section 1865 of part C of title XVIII of the social security act, 42 USC 1395bb.

(b) A copy of the most recent accreditation report for the hospital issued by a body described in subdivision (a), and the hospital's responses to the accreditation report.

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

CLIA Certification

State: Michigan
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: General Insurance Laws
State Reference: M.C.L.A. 550.1414a
Setting/Service: Intermediate, Outpatient and Inpatient Care for Substance Abuse Addictions for Individuals Under 21
Type of Recognition: Insurance

(4) A health care corporation shall provide coverage for intermediate and outpatient care for substance abuse, upon issuance or renewal, in all group and nongroup certificates other than service-specific certificates, such as certificates providing coverage solely for 1 of the following: dental care; hearing care; vision care; prescription drugs; or another type of health care benefit. Subject to subsections (5) and (7), a health care corporation may enter into contracts with providers for the rendering of intermediate care, outpatient care, or both types of care, for the treatment of substance abuse.

 (5) A health care corporation shall enter into and maintain 5-year contracts with not less than 5 providers in this state, as demonstration projects pursuant to section 207(1)(b), for the rendering of inpatient, intermediate, and outpatient care to adolescent substance abuse patients. A provider who contracts with a health care corporation for the rendering of inpatient, intermediate, and outpatient care to adolescent substance abuse patients shall meet all of the following requirements:

(a) Is accredited by the joint commission on accreditation of hospitals, the council on accreditation for families and children, the commission on accreditation of rehabilitation facilities, or the American osteopathic association.

State: Michigan
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Revised Judicature Act of 1961
State Reference: M.C.L.A. 600.1063
Setting/Service: Drug Treatment Programs
Type of Recognition: Courts

Sec. 1063. A drug treatment court may hire or contract with licensed or accredited treatment providers, in consultation and cooperation with the local substance abuse coordinating agency, and other such appropriate persons to assist the drug treatment court in fulfilling its requirements under this chapter, such as the investigation of an individual's background or circumstances, or the clinical evaluation of an individual, for his or her admission into or participation in a drug treatment court.

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.