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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: Montana
Program: Home Care
Agency: Department of Health
State Reference: MCA 50-5-103
Setting/Service: All Healthcare Facilities
Type of Recognition: Licensure

(5) The department may consider as eligible for licensure during the accreditation period any health care facility located in this state, other than a hospital, that furnishes written evidence, including the recommendation for future compliance statements, of its accreditation by the joint commission on accreditation of healthcare organizations. The department may inspect a health care facility considered eligible for licensure under this section to ensure compliance with state licensure standards.

State: Montana
Program: Laboratory
Agency: Department of Health
State Reference: MCA 50-5-103
Setting/Service: Laboratory
Type of Recognition: Licensure

(5) The department may consider as eligible for licensure during the accreditation period any health care facility located in this state, other than a hospital, that furnishes written evidence, including the recommendation for future compliance statements, of its accreditation by the joint commission on accreditation of healthcare organizations. The department may inspect a health care facility considered eligible for licensure under this section to ensure compliance with state licensure standards.

State: Montana
Program: Nursing Care Center
Agency: Department of Health and Safety
State Reference: MCA 50-5-103
Setting/Service: Any Health Care Facility Other Than A Hospital
Type of Recognition: Licensure

(5) The department may consider as eligible for licensure during the accreditation period any health care facility located in this state, other than a hospital, that furnishes written evidence, including the recommendation for future compliance statements, of its accreditation by the joint commission on accreditation of healthcare organizations. The department may inspect a health care facility considered eligible for licensure under this section to ensure compliance with state licensure standards.

State: Montana
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Department of Health and Safety
State Reference: MCA 50-5-103
Setting/Service: Any Health Care Facility Other Than a Hospital
Type of Recognition: Licensure

(5) The department may consider as eligible for licensure during the accreditation period any health care facility located in this state, other than a hospital, that furnishes written evidence, including the recommendation for future compliance statements, of its accreditation by the joint commission on accreditation of healthcare organizations. The department may inspect a health care facility considered eligible for licensure under this section to ensure compliance with state licensure standards.


State: Montana
Program: Critical Access Hospitals
Agency: Department of Health and Safety
State Reference: MCA 50-5-103  
Setting/Service: Any Hospital Located in Montana
Type of Recognition: Licensure

(4) Any hospital located in this state that furnishes written evidence required by the department, including the recommendation for future compliance statements to the department of its accreditation granted by the joint commission on accreditation of health care organizations, is eligible for licensure in the state for the accreditation period and may not be subjected to an inspection by the department for purposes of the licensing process. The department may, in addition to its inspection authority in 50-5-116, inspect any licensed health care facility to answer specific complaints made in writing by any person against the facility when the complaints pertain to licensing requirements. Inspection by the department upon a specific complaint made in writing pertaining to licensing requirements is limited to the specific area or condition of the health care facility to which the complaint pertains.

State: Montana
Program: Ambulatory Health Care
Agency: Department of Public Health and Human Services
State Reference: MT ST 50-5-103
Setting/Service: All healthcare facilities outside of hospitals
Type of Recognition: Licensure

(5) The department may consider as eligible for licensure during the accreditation period any health care facility located in this state, other than a hospital, that furnishes written evidence, including the recommendation for future compliance statements, of its accreditation by the joint commission on accreditation of healthcare organizations. The department may inspect a health care facility considered eligible for licensure under this section to ensure compliance with state licensure standards.

State: Montana
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Department of Public Health and Human Services
State Reference: MT ADC 37.30.1001
Setting/Service: Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Type of Recognition: Licensure

(1) It is the policy of the department to use, whenever feasible, providers which are accredited or approved by an appropriate public authority or professional organization. Where this is not possible, the providers selected, whether public or private, are those that appear upon investigation to be the best adapted to render the specific services required. Providers will be chosen based upon the professional and technical qualifications of personnel, adequacy of equipment, and scope and quality of services rendered.

(2) The department purchases services for applicants and clients only from providers that meet the accreditation, certification, licensure or other requirements and criteria made applicable by law, accrediting body or determination of the department.

(3) A provider who fails to meet accreditation, certification, licensure or other requirements and criteria made applicable by law, accreditation body or determination of the department will lose certification as a provider.


State: Montana
Program: Hospitals
Agency: Department of Public Health and Human Services
State Reference: MCA 50-5-103  
Setting/Service: Hospital
Type of Recognition: Licensure

4) Any hospital located in this state that furnishes written evidence required by the department, including the recommendation for future compliance statements to the department of its accreditation granted by the joint commission on accreditation of health care organizations, is eligible for licensure in the state for the accreditation period and may not be subjected to an inspection by the department for purposes of the licensing process. The department may, in addition to its inspection authority in 50-5-116, inspect any licensed health care facility to answer specific complaints made in writing by any person against the facility when the complaints pertain to licensing requirements. Inspection by the department upon a specific complaint made in writing pertaining to licensing requirements is limited to the specific area or condition of the health care facility to which the complaint pertains.

State: Montana
Program: Ambulatory Health Care
Agency: Office of the Commissioner of Securities and Insurance
State Reference: Febraury 13, 2014 approval letter from Commissioner
Setting/Service: Primary Care Medical Home
Type of Recognition: Requirement to qualify as PCMH

Montana law provides that the Commissioner of Securities and Insurance office shall qualify a medical practice as a patient centered Medical Home if has been accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting organization. In its approval, the Montana Commissioner has approved the Joint Commission's PCMH certification option as evidence that a medical practice has transformed and is functioning as a Medical Home.

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.