Licensing and Accreditation Paper 032909

Licensing and Accreditation Paper 032909 - Licensing and...

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Licensing and Accreditation Paper 1 Licensing and Accreditation Paper Becky Dillow University of Phoenix HCS 437 Kelly Pondillo March 29, 2009
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Licensing and Accreditation Paper 2 Licensing and Accreditation Paper Introduction: Long-term care facilities are now and will continue to be a growing need. The aging population will continue to grow in part due to the Baby Boomer generation is the largest generation in this country to this date (Des Moines Business Record, 1997). The concern comes in because the Baby Boomer generation is approaching the retirement age. This means there will be more seniors than ever needing assistance. The Baby Boomer generation is just one piece of the growing need for care when considering the aging population. The other piece is that due to medical improvements people are living longer than they have ever lived. The amount of injured veterans due to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will also have an impact on the need for long- term care in the United States. More facilities will need to open, this means more facilities will be need to facility licenses, and the demand for licensed administrators will continue to grow as well. This paper will review the local, state and federal licensing and accreditation requirements to operate. It will continue to review the administrator licensure or credentialing requirements. The paper will review the accreditation requirements, the organizations that offer the accreditations and why it is important to a facility to be accredited. Facility License In order for a facility to have a license to operate it must have met regulations from all three levels of government. Local government regulations and restrictions must be met, state regulations must be met and ultimately the main source of regulations, the Federal government regulations must be met.
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Licensing and Accreditation Paper 3 The local regulations for operations mainly focus on local regulations for building, fire and safety codes. These codes may be different for cities and counties all over the United States. Most of these building, fire and safety codes are ultimately regulated by state and federal regulations. The state of Texas does have an application process for a license to operate a Long-term care facility. The application process itself has its own procedures, regulations and rules. The application itself needs to be completed approximately 45 days in advance to the completion of the building requirements (DADS, 2009). In order to stay in compliance with the State of Texas
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