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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: Pennsylvania
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Department of Corrections
State Reference: 37 PA ADC § 97.102
Setting/Service: Community-Based Therapeutic Community and Institutional Therapeutic Community
Type of Recognition: Licensure

Community-based therapeutic community--A long-term residential addiction treatment program licensed by the Department of Health to provide addiction treatment services using a therapeutic community model, determined by the Department to be qualified to provide addiction treatment to eligible offenders and accredited as a therapeutic community for the treatment of drug and alcohol abuse and addiction by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities or another Nationally-recognized accreditation organization for community-based therapeutic communities for drug and alcohol treatment.

Institutional therapeutic community--A residential drug treatment program in a State correctional institution, accredited as a therapeutic community for treatment of drug and alcohol abuse and addiction by the American Correctional Association or other Nationally-recognized accreditation organization for therapeutic community drug and alcohol addiction treatment.


State: Pennsylvania
Program: Hospitals
Agency: Department of Health
State Reference: 28 PA ADC § 101.62  
Setting/Service: Hospital
Type of Recognition: Licensure

(a) A provider may request that the Department consider, during the determination of the Department whether a particular hospital is in compliance with these regulations, the survey report of the Federal government or a nationally recognized accrediting agency if the provider has been issued a regular license covering the particular hospital to be surveyed for the last 3 years. (b) If a provider requests to be licensed in accordance with subsection (a), it must submit to the Department a copy of the accrediting survey report of the agency within 7 days of receipt.

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

CLIA Certification

State: Pennsylvania
Program: Disease-Specific Care
Agency: Department of Health
State Reference: HB 1400 (2012)
Setting/Service: Primary Stroke Center Certification
Type of Recognition: Certification

Section 3.  Recognition of center.

(1) General Rule.--Upon application by licensed acute care hospital, the department shall recognize the hospital as a primary stroke center if the hospital is certified as a primary stroke center byThe Joint Commission or another nationally recognized accrediting organization that provides certification for stroke care.  The designation shall last as long as the hospital remains certified as a primary stroke center.


State: Pennsylvania
Program: Ambulatory Health Care
Agency: Department of Health and Safety
State Reference: 28 PA ADC § 551.31
Setting/Service: Ambulatory Surgical Facilities
Type of Recognition: Licensure

(1) A license is not required for the operation of a Class A ASF. The facility shall be accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, the American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities or another Nationally recognized accrediting agency acknowledged by the Medicare Program in order to be identified as providing ambulatory surgery.

State: Pennsylvania
Program: Office-Based Surgery
Agency: Department of Health and Safety
State Reference: 28 PA ADC § 551.3 and28 PA ADC § 551.31
Setting/Service: Ambulatory Surgical Facilities Including Physicians’ and Dentists’ Private Offices
Type of Recognition: Licensure

ASF--Ambulatory surgical facility--

(i) A facility or portion thereof not located upon the premises of a hospital which provides specialty or multispecialty outpatient surgical treatment.

(ii) This does not include individual or group practice offices of private physicians or dentists, unless the offices have a distinct part used solely for outpatient surgical treatment on a regular and organized basis.

For the purposes of this provision, outpatient surgical treatment means treatment to patients who do not require hospitalization, but who require constant medical supervision following the surgical procedure performed. (1) A license is not required for the operation of a Class A ASF. The facility shall be accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, the American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities or another Nationally recognized accrediting agency acknowledged by the Medicare Program in order to be identified as providing ambulatory surgery.


State: Pennsylvania
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Medical Assistance Manual
State Reference: 55 PA ADC § 1151.31
Setting/Service: Inpatient Psychiatric Services
Type of Recognition: Insurance

(a) In addition to the participation requirements established in Chapter 1101 (relating to general provisions), to participate in the MA Program, a private psychiatric hospital shall:

(1) Be licensed by the Department's Office of Mental Health.

(2) Be approved by the Department's Office of Mental Health under Chapter 5100 (relating to mental health procedures).

(3) Have in effect a utilization review plan that meets the requirements at 42 CFR Part 456, Subpart D (relating to utilization control: mental hospitals) and 42 CFR 482.30 (relating to conditions of participation: utilization review) as certified by the Department's Office of MA Programs.

(4) Be accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

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.