Accreditation of Community Agencies

Deemed status has been granted for portions of department rules based on recognition of national accreditation standards adequately addressing the same principles. Therefore, to avoid duplication of reviews, BALC surveyors do not review the rule sections for which deemed status has been granted. Deemed status, however, may be nullified by a finding by the department that the agency is in substantial noncompliance with one or more of the designated rules sections. In order for an agency to be reviewed using deemed status, the agency must submit a copy of the accreditation report to document national accreditation.

National Accreditation bodies recognized by the Illinois Department of Human Services