10.63.02.03

.03 Requirements for a Program with an Accreditation-Based License.

A. In addition to complying with the requirements for licensed community-based behavioral health programs specified in COMAR 10.63.01.05, a program with an accreditation-based license to provide community-based behavioral health services in Maryland shall comply with this regulation.

B. A program with an accreditation-based license shall comply with the requirements and meet the standards of the accreditation organization by which it is accredited.

C. The Department or its designee may enforce any requirement or standard of the accreditation organization by which a program is accredited.

D. In addition to the post-licensing inspections provided for in COMAR 10.63.01.05B, a program with an accreditation-based license shall be subject to inspection by the Department or its designees in cases in which significant concerns have been raised regarding operation of the program or the organization that accredited the program, in order to:

(1) Determine compliance with a requirement under its accreditation;

(2) Follow-up on any problem identified by the accreditation organization that accredited the program; or

(3) Validate the findings of the accreditation organization that accredited the program.