institutional licensure


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licensure

 [li´sen-shur]
the granting of a permit to perform acts which, without it, would be illegal. The licensure of health care personnel traditionally has been the responsibility of the state licensing boards, governed by licensing statutes enacted by the state.
individual licensure the granting of a legal permit that is personal and cannot be transferred to another. The individual seeking the licensure must meet standards for practice as established by the state licensing statutes. In most instances the initial license is granted upon successful completion of an examination administered by the state examining board of the specific profession or vocation, and annual re-registration is required to maintain the license.
institutional licensure licensure of an agency providing a particular service to the public. In the health field the licensure of health care agencies, such as hospitals and clinics, has been common practice for many years.

institutional licensure

[in′stityo̅o̅′shənəl]
Etymology: L, instituere, to put in place, licere, to be permitted
a procedure in which individual licensure for health professions would be abandoned and the responsibility for assessing professional competence would fall to the health care facility where the health professional is used. Proponents of the procedure maintain that health needs would be better and more flexibly served. Opponents maintain that knowledge, judgment, and competency are the products of a good basic education in the profession and that educators cannot teach the profession without a set of standardized expectations, as are now provided by government-controlled licensing procedures and certifying examinations. In addition, health care facilities may not have the expertise or resources necessary to evaluate the various kinds of health care providers.

in·sti·tu·tion·al li·cen·sure

(in'sti-tū'shŭn-ăl lī'sĕn-shŭr)
Credentials granted to a unitary institution, rather than to its individual practitioners, which allows such institution the right to provide health care services as specified and permitted by the operative authority.

licensure

the granting of a permit to perform acts which, without it, would be illegal. The licensure of veterinarians has traditionally been the responsibility of the state licensing boards, governed by licensing statutes enacted by the state.

individual licensure
the granting of a legal permit that is personal and cannot be transferred to another. The individual seeking the licensure must meet standards for practice as established by the state licensing statutes. In most instances the initial license is granted upon successful completion of an examination administered by the state examining board of the specific profession or vocation, and annual re-registration is required to maintain the license.
institutional licensure
licensure of an agency providing a particular service to the public. In veterinary services this is usually limited to organizations that provide animal welfare services or which are teaching institutions.
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The hospital's leadership team must maintain institutional licensure from the state, renew JCAHO accreditation every three years, and comply with regulations of the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA).
Although institutional licensure is a theoretically appealing concept for LSRs, it could place considerable demands on LSR boards or, where the LSR is operated under public auspices, on county commissioners.

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