Plans, organizes and coordinates with the supervision of the Senior Associate Director, State & External Relations, activities related to outreach with state regulatory agencies. Cultivates new and nurtures existing relationships with the state agencies responsible for the licensing and certification of health care entities. Performs outreach activities to state agencies in pursuit of recognition of the Joint Commission’s accreditation and certification programs. Participates in meetings with various state regulatory agencies. Provides formal education and information to central office, surveyors and external groups.