CHAP can conduct an initial home health site visit without a license; ODH will recognize accreditation for initial licensure.
For license renewal, CHAP accreditation can stand in lieu of the state licensure survey (“63 Okl.St.Ann. § 1-1963 – “3. Issue or renew a license to establish or operate a home care agency if the Department determines that the agency meets the requirements of or is accredited or certified by one of the following accrediting or certifying organizations or programs. In addition, the accredited home care agency through this paragraph will not be subject to an inspection or examination by the Department unless necessary to investigate complaints under subsection B of this section a. Title XVIII or XIX of the federal Social Security Act, [FN1] b. the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations/Home Care Accreditation Services (JCAHO), or c. the Community Health Accreditation Program of the National League for Nursing (CHAP)”)
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Medical Facilities Service
Attn: Home Services Division
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Ste 1702
Oklahoma City, OK 73102-6406