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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: Mississippi
Program: Ambulatory Health Care
Agency: Department of Health
State Reference: MS ADC 50 008 001: Ch. 21
Setting/Service: Ambulatory Center/Chiropractic Services
Type of Recognition: Licensure

A chiropractic physician may not engage in the practice of chiropractic while the consumer of the chiropractic services is under anesthesia unless:

1. The manipulation under anesthesia/joint anesthesia (MUA/JA) is performed at a facility that is licensed by the Mississippi Department of Health and approved by one (1) of the following:

a. Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO),
b. American Osteopathy Association (AOA), or
c. Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Healthcare (AAAHC) or
Medicare


State: Mississippi
Program: Hospitals
Agency: Department of Health
State Reference: Not Codified
Setting/Service: Hospital
Type of Recognition: Licensure

As a matter of practice the Department of Health accepts accreditation for licensure purposes.

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

CLIA Certification

State: Mississippi
Program: Office-Based Surgery
Agency: Department of Health
State Reference: MS ADC 30-8-1:21
Setting/Service: Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Type of Recognition: Requirement for Anesthesia Use

A chiropractic physician may not engage in the practice of chiropractic while the consumer of the chiropractic services is under anesthesia unless:

1. The manipulation under anesthesia/joint anesthesia (MUA/JA) is performed at a facility that is licensed by the Mississippi Department of Health and approved by one (1) of the following:

a. Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO),
b. American Osteopathy Association (AOA), or
c. Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Healthcare (AAAHC) or Medicare;


State: Mississippi
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Department of Mental Health
State Reference: Title 24, Part 2, 49.1
Setting/Service: Substance Use Disorders Community Service Providers
Type of Recognition: L/C

D. For programs classified as a state or federal institution or correctional facility that are certified by CARF, The Joint Commission, the American Corrections Association or other certification body approved by the DMH, DMH may accept those certifications in lieu of the Health and Safety Operational Standards with the exception of standards related to clinical program operation and personnel requirements. Programs must be in good standing with the applicable certification body in order for approval to be granted.

E. The Joint Commission (TJC) accredited substance use disorder treatment service providers (not funded by DMH) seeking DMH certification must submit documentation of TJC accreditation in the specific substance use disorder area(s) that corresponds (not to include DUI) with the substance use disorder service area(s) included in the DMH Operational Standards. The DMH will determine if the documentation is sufficient to support certification in the specific substance use disorder services areas.

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.