Accreditation and License
The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) is more than an just accreditation organization. CQL has done ground-breaking work in developing standards, influencing attitudes, and creating systems that promote community inclusion, dignity, and quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Kalix has been accredited by CQL (and it’s predecessor organizations) since 1986. In April 2006, Kalix was the second agency in the world to attain accreditation through CQL’s revolutionary Quality Measures 2005sm. In March 2010, Kalix was one of the first agencies to go through re-accreditation. As a leader in the industry, we have had the opportunity to work with CQL to define the process.
An accreditation review based on Quality Measures 2005 covers all aspects of an agency, and focuses on continued growth and development. Once compliance with the basics is achieved, CQL works with the organization to further develop individualized services that lead to positive individual outcomes and enhanced community involvement.
We are proud of our track record with accreditation. Every day, Kalix staff provide support services, work towards increased opportunities for independence, and develop community connections in fulfillment of our quest for maximum quality of life for all people served.
Title XIX - Medicaid Certification Licensure
Kalix's ICF/MR homes are re-licensed annually by the ND Department of Health and the ND Department of Human Services after a thorough, unannounced survey conducted on-site by the ND Department of Health Surveyors.
The principal focus of an ICF/MR survey is on the facility’s implementation of active treatment services. The surveyors observe staff at work and review documentation to determine whether standards are met in the areas of choice, independence, and inclusion. Individual outcomes are reviewed to ensure that health needs are met and people receive services as planned.
ND Waiver Program License
Each of Kalix’s habilitation programs is licensed by the North Dakota Department of Human Services. Application for relicensing is submitted annually along with building inspection reports.