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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: Nevada
Program: Office-Based Surgery
Agency: Board of Dental Examiners
State Reference: NV ADC 631.2213
Setting/Service: Use of General Anesthesia or Deep Sedation on Patients in Dental Offices
Type of Recognition: Permit

1. Except as otherwise set forth in NAC 631.2211 to 631.2256, inclusive, no dentist may:

(a) Use general anesthesia or deep sedation for dental patients, except in a facility accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, unless he first obtains a general anesthesia permit; or

(b) Use conscious sedation for dental patients, except in a facility accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, unless he first obtains a general anesthesia permit or conscious sedation permit.


State: Nevada
Program: Disease-Specific Care
Agency: Department of Health
State Reference: NRS 449:203
Setting/Service: Comprehensive Stroke Center: Primary Stroke Center
Type of Recognition: L/C

449.203 1. A hospital licensed pursuant to NRS 449.030 to 449.2428, inclusive, may submit to the Division proof that the hospital is certified as a comprehensive or primary stroke center by the Joint Commission, its successor organization or an equivalent organization approved by the Division. Upon receiving proof that a hospital is certified as a comprehensive or primary stroke center, the Division shall include the hospital on the list established pursuant to subsection 2.


State: Nevada
Program: Ambulatory Health Care
Agency: Department of Health
State Reference: NAC 449
Setting/Service: Obstetric Center
Status: active
Type of Recognition: L/C

As part of the additional licensing requirements for the obstetric center:

  • It must maintain current accreditation by a nationally recognized organization approved by the Division. Within 6 months after initial licensure, an obstetric center shall submit to the Division proof of such accreditation. If the accreditation of an obstetric center becomes invalid for any reason, including, without limitation, lapse or revocation, the obstetric center shall immediately terminate operations. 

State: Nevada
Program: Hospitals
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
State Reference: NAC 449.310
Setting/Service: Hospital
Type of Recognition: Licensure

If a hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations or the American Osteopathic Association, the Bureau is not required to make an annual on-site inspection of the hospital.

State: Nevada
Program: Hospitals
Agency: Department of Insurance
State Reference: N.R.S. 689A.046
Setting/Service: Treatment of Abuse of Alcohol or Drugs
Type of Recognition: Insurance

3. The insured person is entitled to these benefits if treatment is received in any:

(a) Facility for the treatment of abuse of alcohol or drugs which is certified by the Health Division of the Department of Health and Human Services.

(b) Hospital or other medical facility or facility for the dependent which is licensed by the Health Division of the Department of Health and Human Services, accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and provides a program for the treatment of abuse of alcohol or drugs as part of its accredited activities.


State: Nevada
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Department of Insurance
State Reference: N.R.S. 689A.046
Setting/Service: Treatment of Abuse of Alcohol or Drugs
Type of Recognition: Insurance

3. The insured person is entitled to these benefits if treatment is received in any:

(a) Facility for the treatment of abuse of alcohol or drugs which is certified by the Health Division of the Department of Health and Human Services.

(b) Hospital or other medical facility or facility for the dependent which is licensed by the Health Division of the Department of Health and Human Services, accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and provides a program for the treatment of abuse of alcohol or drugs as part of its accredited activities.


State: Nevada
Program: Laboratory
Agency: Division of Health
State Reference: NV ADC 652.320
Setting/Service: Laboratory
Type of Recognition: Licensure

1. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the Bureau shall inspect periodically the premises and operation of each laboratory, including, without limitation, the premises of an outpatient center of the laboratory, if any. A laboratory that is subject to inspection by an accrediting organization approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the United States Department of Health and Human Services pursuant to 42 C.F.R. §§ 493.551 to 493.575, inclusive, is not required to be inspected periodically by the Bureau if the reports of the inspections are available to the Bureau.

State: Nevada
Program: Office-Based Surgery
Agency: Nevada Health Division
State Reference: NRS 449.442
Setting/Service: Outpatient facilities offering general anesthesia, conscious sedation or deep sedation.
Type of Recognition: Accreditation Requirement

Permit required for certain physicians’ offices and facilities to offer services; national accreditation required; cessation of services for failure to maintain accreditation.

  1. An office of a physician or a facility that provides health care, other than a medical facility, must obtain a permit pursuant to NRS 449.443 before offering to a patient a service of general anesthesia, conscious sedation or deep sedation. An office of a physician or a facility that provides health care, other than a medical facility, which operates at more than one location must obtain a permit for each location where a service of general anesthesia, conscious sedation or deep sedation is offered.
  2. To offer to a patient a service of general anesthesia, conscious sedation or deep sedation in this State, an office of a physician or a facility that provides health care, other than a medical facility, must maintain current accreditation by a nationally recognized organization approved by the Board. Upon receiving an initial permit, the office or facility shall, within 6 months after obtaining the permit, submit proof to the Health Division of accreditation by such an organization.
  3. If an office of a physician or a facility that provides health care, other than a medical facility, fails to maintain current accreditation or if the accreditation is revoked or is otherwise no longer valid, the office or facility shall immediately cease offering to patients a service of general anesthesia, conscious sedation or deep sedation.

The Joint Commission has been approved by the Board as a nationally recognized accrediting organization


State: Nevada
Program: Ambulatory Health Care
Agency: STATE BOARD OF HEALTH
State Reference: NAC 449.9745
Setting/Service: Ambulatory Surgical Center
Type of Recognition: Licensure

The operator of an ambulatory surgical center shall

(a) Not later than 6 months after obtaining a license, submit proof to the Division of accreditation by:
 
(1) The Joint Commission;
(2) The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care;
(3) The American Association for Accreditation for Ambulatory Surgery Facilities; or
(4) Any other nationally recognized organization approved by the State Board of Health pursuant to subsection 3; and
 
(b) Maintain current accreditation during the term of licensure.
 
2. The operator of an ambulatory surgical center shall provide to the Division each report provided by the accrediting organization, including, without limitation, the initial report, each report issued upon renewal of an accreditation and any other report issued by the accrediting organization.

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.