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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: North Dakota
Program: Hospitals
Agency: Department of Health
State Reference: ND ADC 33-07-01.1-06
Setting/Service: Hospital
Type of Recognition: Licensure

1. A hospital may request that the department consider it in compliance with this chapter if it is in compliance with the standards of a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

2. Hospitals requesting to be licensed through an accrediting agency shall initially submit to the department a copy of the entire accrediting agency survey report. Subsequent accreditation survey or revisit documentation must be submitted prior to licensure renewal. If an accreditation survey or revisit has not occurred since the prior licensure renewal, the hospital shall include notice of prior submission of required accreditation information at the time of annual licensure renewal. …

5. For hospitals that choose not to apply for a license through the accrediting procedure even though qualified to do so under this section, an onsite survey will be conducted by the department to determine compliance with the licensure requirements.


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

CLIA Certification

State: North Dakota
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Department of Human Services
State Reference: ND ADC 75-03-17-20
Setting/Service: Residential Treatment Facilities for Children
Type of Recognition: Licensure

7. Deemed status.

The department recognizes “deemed status” for those providers who are accredited by nationally recognized bodies who review and certify providers of psychiatric residential treatment services for children. When applying for licensure or licensure renewal, proof of accreditation or “deemed status” in the form of the accreditation agency's most recent review and certification must be submitted to the department. “Deemed status” means status conferred on a program accredited by a national accreditation body based on standards that exceed the standards set forth in these licensure rules.


State: North Dakota
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Department of Human Services
State Reference: ND ADC 75-09.1-1-25
Setting/Service: Substance Abuse Treatment Programs
Type of Recognition: Licensure

1. The department shall issue a license to a program that has a current accreditation of a nationally recognized body that reviews and certifies providers of drug and alcohol services.

2. When applying for licensure or renewal licensure, a program must submit to the department proof of accreditation or deemed status in the form of the accreditation agency's most recent review and certification.


State: North Dakota
Program: Disease-Specific Care
Agency: State Department of Health
State Reference: 23-43-02
Setting/Service: Comprehensive Stroke Certification Primary Stroke Certification Acute Stroke Readiness Certification
Type of Recognition: Certification

1. The state department of health shall identify hospitals that meet the criteria as a
comprehensive stroke center, primary stroke center, or acute stroke - ready hospital. In order to
receive a designation under this section, a hospital shall apply to the state department of
health and shall demonstrate to the satisfaction of the department the hospital meets the
applicable criteria.
2. In order to qualify for designation as a comprehensive stroke center, an accredited acute care
hospital must be certified as a comprehensive stroke center by a departmen t - approved ,
nationally recognized guidelines - based organization, which provides comprehensive stroke
center hospital certification for stroke care. As a condition of retaining designation as a
comprehensive stroke center, an acute care hospital shall maintain its certification.
3. In order to qualify for designation as a primary stroke center, an accredited acute care hospital
must be certified as a primary stroke center by a departmen t - approved, nationally recognized
guidelines - based organization, which provides primary stroke center certification for stroke
care. As a condition of retaining designation as a primary stroke center, an acute care hospital
shall maintain its certification.

4.  In order to qualify for designation as an acute stroke - ready hospital, an accredited acute care
hospital must be certified as an acute stroke - ready hospital by department - approved ,
nationally recognized guidelines - based criteria. As a condition of retaining designation as an
acute stroke - ready hospital, an acute care hospital shall maintain its certification .
5. Through agreement, a comprehensive stroke center and primary stroke center may coordinate
with an acute stroke - ready hospital to provide appropriate access to care for acute stroke
patients. The coordinating stroke care agreement must be in writing and include, at a
minimum:

a. The transfer agreement for the transport and acceptance of a stroke patient seen by the
acute stroke - ready hospital for stroke treatment therapies the stroke center or primary
care center is not capable of providing; and

b.  Communication criteria and protocol with the acute stroke - ready hospital

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.