TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER c: LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES
PART 380 SPECIALIZED MENTAL HEALTH REHABILITATION FACILITIES CODE
SECTION 380.730 REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCREDITATION
Section 380.730 Requirements for Accreditation
a) At the end of the provisional licensure period established in the Act, the Department shall license a facility as a specialized mental health rehabilitation facility under the Act that successfully completes and obtains valid national accreditation in behavioral health from a recognized national accreditation entity and complies with this Part. (Section 4-201 of the Act The license shall be good for one year and shall be renewable annually provided the facility is in substantial compliance with the Act, this Part.
b) To achieve accreditation, all levels of service that are operated by the licensee and funded in whole or in part by the State shall comply with nationally recognized standards of care as set by one of the following or their successor accreditation standards:
1) Standards for Behavioral Health Care (Joint Commission);
2) Behavioral Health Standards Manual (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)); or
3) Accreditation Requirements for Behavioral Health Centers (Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program).
c) The facility shall demonstrate current accreditation status by submission of a certificate of accreditation and the most recent accreditation report to the certifying State agency and to the Department.
d) If the facility's accreditation is suspended, lost or discontinued, the provider shall notify the certifying State agency and the Department of that change immediately.