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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: Utah
Program: Critical Access Hospitals
Agency: Department of Health
State Reference: UT ADC R432-3
Setting/Service: All Health Care Facilities
Type of Recognition: Licensure

R432-3-3. Deemed Status. The Department may grant licensing deemed status to facilities and agencies accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (Joint Commission), Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), Accreditation Commission for Health Care, or Community Health Accreditation Program in lieu of the licensing inspection by the Department upon completion of the following by the facility or agency:

(1) As part of the license renewal process, the licensee shall identify on the Request for Agency Action/Application its desire to:

(a) initiate deemed status,
(b) continue deemed status, or
(c) relinquish deemed status during the licensing year of application.

(2) This request shall constitute written authorization for the Department to attend the accrediting agency exit conference.

(3) Upon receipt from the accrediting agency, the facility shall submit copies of the following:

(a) accreditation certificate;
(b) Joint Commission Statement of Construction;
(c) survey reports and recommendations;
(d) progress reports of all corrective actions underway or completed in response to accrediting body's action or Department recommendations.


State: Utah
Program: Home Care
Agency: Department of Health
State Reference: UT ADC R432-3
Setting/Service: All Health Facilities and Agencies
Type of Recognition: Licensure

The Department may grant licensing deemed status to facilities and agencies accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (Joint Commission), Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), Accreditation Commission for Health Care, or Community Health Accreditation Program in lieu of the licensing inspection by the Department upon completion of the following by the facility or agency:

(1) As part of the license renewal process, the licensee shall identify on the Request for Agency Action/Application its desire to:

(a) initiate deemed status,

(b) continue deemed status, or

(c) relinquish deemed status during the licensing year of application.

(2) This request shall constitute written authorization for the Department to attend the accrediting agency exit conference.

(3) Upon receipt from the accrediting agency, the facility shall submit copies of the following:

(a) accreditation certificate;

(b) Joint Commission Statement of Construction;

(c) survey reports and recommendations;

(d) progress reports of all corrective actions underway or completed in response to accrediting body's action or Department recommendations.


State: Utah
Program: Hospitals
Agency: Department of Health
State Reference: UT ADC R432-3
Setting/Service: Hospital
Type of Recognition: Licensure

R432-3-3. Deemed Status.

The Department may grant licensing deemed status to facilities and agencies accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (joint commission), Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), Accreditation Commission for Health Care, or Community Health Accreditation Program in lieu of the licensing inspection by the Department upon completion of the following by the facility or agency:

(1) As part of the license renewal process, the licensee shall identify on the Request for Agency Action/Application its desire to:

(a) initiate deemed status,
(b) continue deemed status, or
(c) relinquish deemed status during the licensing year of application.

(2) This request shall constitute written authorization for the Department to attend the accrediting agency exit conference.

(3) Upon receipt from the accrediting agency, the facility shall submit copies of the following:

(a) accreditation certificate;
(b) Joint Commission Statement of Construction;
(c) survey reports and recommendations;
(d) progress reports of all corrective actions underway or completed in response to accrediting body's action or Department recommendations.


State: Utah
Program: Laboratory
Agency: Department of Health
State Reference: UT ADC R432-100 
Setting/Service: Laboratory
Type of Recognition: Licensure

R432-100-22. Laboratory and Pathology Services. (2) Laboratory and pathology services shall comply with the requirements of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA). CLIA inspection reports shall be available for Department review. (3) Laboratories certified by a Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) approved accrediting agency are determined to be in compliance with this section. Accrediting agency inspection reports shall be available for Department review. R432-100-23. Blood Services. (b) A “transfusion service” means a facility that stores, determines compatibility, transfuses blood and blood components, and monitors transfused patients for any ill effect. (b) Hospital transfusion services must be certified by the Health Care Financing Administration to meet Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA), or any accrediting organization approved by the Health Care Financing Administration. (4) Results of the accrediting organization survey, or current CLIA certification must be available for Department review.


State: Utah
Program: Disease-Specific Care
Agency: Department of Health
State Reference: R426-9-1100
Setting/Service: Primary Stroke Certification, Comprehensive Stroke Certification, Acute Stroke Ready
Type of Recognition: L/C

R426-9-1100. Stroke Treatment and Stroke Receiving Facility Minimum Designation Requirements.
 
(1)  A Primary or Comprehensive Stroke Treatment Center or an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital shall be accredited by the Joint Commission or other nationally recognized accrediting body.
 

State: Utah
Program: Ambulatory Health Care
Agency: Department of Health
State Reference: UT ADC R432-3
Setting/Service: All healthcare facilities
Type of Recognition: Licensure

The Department may grant licensing deemed status to facilities and agencies accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (Joint Commission), Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), Accreditation Commission for Health Care, or Community Health Accreditation Program in lieu of the licensing inspection by the Department upon completion of the following by the facility or agency:

(3) Upon receipt from the accrediting agency, the facility shall submit copies of the following:

(a) accreditation certificate;
(b) Joint Commission Statement of Construction;
(c) survey reports and recommendations;
(d) progress reports of all corrective actions underway or completed in response to accrediting body's action or Department recommendations.


State: Utah
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Insurance Code
State Reference: U.C.A. 1953 § 31A-22-715
Setting/Service: Alcohol and Drug Dependency Treatment
Type of Recognition: Insurance

Each group accident and health insurance policy shall contain an optional rider allowing certificate holders to obtain coverage for alcohol or drug dependency treatment in programs licensed by the Department of Human Services, under Title 62A, Chapter 2, inpatient hospitals accredited by the joint commission on the accreditation of hospitals, or facilities licensed by the Department of Health.

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.