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The Joint Commission Eliminates 131 Requirements

October 19th, 2016

The Joint Commission (TJC) will delete 131 elements of performance from its accreditation manual effective July 1. The selected requirements were chosen due to being duplicative of other elements, operational issues best left up to the organization to address, or were rarely scored as insufficient or noncompliant by TJC surveyors.

For example, one deleted EP involved a requirement that the hospital train external law enforcement and security on the difference between forensic restraints, seclusion. A requirement that infection control plans have written descriptions of the review process was also deleted.

For more information, visit TJC’s Prepublication Standards at: https://www.jointcommission.org/standards_information/prepublication_standards.aspx.