Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0940-05-02-.12 - DEEMED COMPLIANCE

(1) A facility or service which is accredited or certified by any of the following may be deemed by the Department to be in compliance ("deemed compliance status") with applicable licensure program requirements:
(a) Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations;
(b) Council on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF);
(c) Social Security Act, Title XIX, Public Law 89-98, as amended (Medicaid) for Intermediate Care Facilities for the Mentally Retarded (ICF/MR) only;
(d) The Accreditation Council on Services for People with Disabilities; or
(e) Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services.
(2) To be considered for a deemed compliance status determination under this section, the licensee must submit written and official evidence of certification for accreditation to the Department including any cited deficiencies with plan of correction.
(3) Facilities or services receiving deemed compliance status must also demonstrate compliance with the life safety and environmental rules. Deemed compliance status of the services offered by a facility or service does not alter the operator's obligation to correct any deficiencies cited during the unannounced inspections required by T.C.A. § 33-2-413 or to cooperate with investigations conducted by the Department of reports of abuse, dereliction, or deficiency in the operation of the facility or service. Notwithstanding the deemed compliance of a facility's services, such a facility is subject to the suspension or revocation of its license under the terms and procedures established in T.C.A. § 33-2-407 and the rules of this chapter.
(4) Pursuant to T.C.A. § 33-2-403(c), a facility or service which can demonstrate compliance with regulations and standards by a previously acquired license from another state agency is considered in compliance with rules promulgated by the Department to the extent that duplicate inspection and enforcement is necessary.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0940-05-02-.12
Original rule filed May 26, 1988; effective July 11, 1988. Repeal and new rule filed April 10, 2008; effective June 24, 2008. Repeal and new rule filed February 3, 2014; effective 5/4/2014.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-4-103, 33-1-302, 33-1-303, 33-1-305, 33-1-309, 33-2-301, 33-2-302, 33-2-403, 33-2-404, 33-2-405, 33-2-406, 33-2-407, 33-2-409, 33-2-411, 33-2-412, 33-2-413, and 33-2-414.

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