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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. 
 

STATE: PROGRAM:


State: Vermont
Program: Laboratory
Agency: Department of Aging and Disabilities
State Reference:
Setting/Service: Laboratory
Type of Recognition: Licensure

CLIA Certification

State: Vermont
Program: Home Care
Agency: Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living
State Reference: VT ADC 12-4-205:3
Setting/Service: Home Health Agency
Type of Recognition: Licensure

3.2 A home health agency desiring to become a designated home health agency for Vermont must obtain and maintain federal certification. If nationally accredited, the home health agency must provide the Department with documentation of that status, and notify the Department of any change in status and the reason for the change in status.3.6 A home health agency's application shall contain:

(k) A copy of the most recent accreditation results, if applicable;


State: Vermont
Program: Home Care
Agency: Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living
State Reference: VT ADC 12-4-205:6
Setting/Service: Home Health Agency
Type of Recognition: Licensure

6.10 A home health agency shall establish mechanisms for the collection of data to be reported to the Department. Data to be collected and reported shall include, but not be limited to: 6.10 A home health agency shall establish mechanisms for the collection of data to be reported to the Department. Data to be collected and reported shall include, but not be limited to:

(a) Information on complaints, waiting lists, numbers of individuals ineligible for services, numbers of individuals eligible but not provided services, numbers of patients served under and over the age of 65, total number of visits and hours provided to patients, charitable and subsidized programs and services for uninsured or low income persons, and any other quality indicators or data deemed relevant by the Commissioner to monitor and evaluate access to and the cost and quality of home health services provided by each home health agency.

(b) In addition, home health agencies shall provide the Department with the results of patient surveys, data from federal and State surveys, scoring by any national accrediting organizations, audited annual financial statements and annual cost reports.


State: Vermont
Program: Hospitals
Agency: Department of Health
State Reference: Memorandum of Understanding between Department and Hospitals
Setting/Service: Hospital
Type of Recognition: Licensure

To further confirm or verify compliance with certain provisions of 18 V.S.A. Section 1905, the Board of Health allows either accreditation from JCAHO or a determination by HCFA. A copy of the notice indicating the current accreditation status by JCAHO.

State: Vermont
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Department of Health
State Reference: VT ADC 12-5-101:4
Setting/Service: Substance Abuse Treatment Programs
Type of Recognition: Licensure

A. The Director may approve a substance abuse treatment program which has been accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), CARF - the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission, or the Commission on Accreditation (COA) for the term of the accreditation if the program also meets any additional standards and criteria established by these rules (Appendix A).

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.