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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: South Dakota
Program: Hospitals
Agency: Department of Health
State Reference: SDCL § 34-12-16
Setting/Service: Hospital
Type of Recognition: Licensure

Any building, institution, or establishment for which a license is issued under this chapter shall be inspected at least annually by a duly appointed representative of the State Department of Health under rules established by the department pursuant to § 34-12-13 in compliance with chapter 1-26. The provisions of this section do not apply to a licensed hospital or licensed chemical dependency treatment facility surveyed and accredited under the standards of the accreditation program of the joint commission on accreditation of health care organizations that submits to the State Department of Health within a reasonable time copies of its currently valid accreditation certificate and accreditation letter, together with accompanying recommendations and comments and any further recommendations, progress reports, and correspondence directly related to the accreditation.

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

CLIA Certification

State: South Dakota
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Department of Public Health and Safety
State Reference: SDCL § 34-20A-2 
Setting/Service: Substance Abuse Prevention or Treatment Facilities
Type of Recognition: Licensure

(1) “Accredited prevention or treatment facility,” a private or public agency meeting the standards prescribed in § 34-20A-27 and listed under § 34-20A-47, or a private or public agency or facility surveyed and accredited by the Joint Commission; an Indian Health Service's quality assurance review under the Indian Health Service Manual, Professional Standards-Alcohol/Substance Abuse; or the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities under the drug and alcohol treatment standards incorporated and adopted by the division in rules promulgated pursuant to chapter 1-26, if proof of such accreditation, with accompanying recommendations, progress reports and related correspondence are submitted to the Division of Drug and Alcohol Abuse in a timely manner;

State: South Dakota
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Department of Social Services
State Reference: SD ADC 67:42:15:02
Setting/Service: Intensive Residential Treatment Facility
Type of Recognition: Licensure

Before the department licenses an IRTC, the facility must provide documentation to the department that indicates the facility meets the requirements of a psychiatric residential treatment facility for individuals under the age of 21 pursuant to 42 C.F.R. §§ 441.150 to 441.182, inclusive (October 1, 2006) and is accredited either by the Council on Accreditation (COA) in the area of residential treatment services, by the Joint Commission in the area of behavioral health care, or by the Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in the area of behavioral health or child and youth services. A facility that is not accredited must provide documentation to the department that demonstrates the facility is pursuing accreditation. The department may periodically review the facility's progress of obtaining accreditation. If accreditation is not obtained within a reasonable period of time, the department may revoke the facility's license. For purposes of this rule, the department considers 18 months to be a reasonable period of time.

State: South Dakota
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Department of Social Services
State Reference: Sec. 15 34-20A-44.1.
Setting/Service: Alcohol & Drug Abuse
Type of Recognition: L/C

The division shall inspect accredited prevention or treatment facilities to insure compliance with this chapter. For purposes of inspection, the division shall have access to the facility and its records at reasonable times and in a reasonable manner. This section does not apply to facilities accredited pursuant to accreditation by the Joint Commission, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, an Indian Health Service's quality assurance review under the Indian Health Service Manual, Professional Standards-Alcohol/Substance Abuse, or the Council on Accreditation.

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.