For renewal of license – a CHAP comprehensive survey can be utilized as proof of compliance in lieu of a state licensure survey for Home Health only, with conditions (59 FL ADC 59A-8.003 – (3) “Surveys of Accredited Home Health Agencies:
(a) It is the responsibility of the home health agency to request exemption from state licensure surveys pursuant to Section 400.471(9), F.S., by submitting documentation of accreditation by an approved accrediting organization and the most recent survey from the accrediting organization to the AHCA Licensed Home Health Programs Unit.
(b) Home health agencies that complete paragraph (a) will not be subject to licensure surveys by AHCA except under the following circumstances:
1. The HHA has been denied accreditation or has received a provisional accreditation report from the accrediting organization on its most recent survey, or
2. The HHA has received full accreditation but has not authorized the release of the report to the AHCA, or has not ensured that AHCA has received the accrediting organization’s report.”)