The Joint Commission (TJC) has finalized changes to the National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) for catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) under NPSG.07.06.01. The standard went into effect January 1 and includes five revised elements of performance.
CMS has adopted the updated provisions of the National Fire Protection Association’s 2012 edition of the Life Safety Code (LSC) and the 2012 edition of the Health Care Facilities Code. The new guidelines will apply to hospitals, critical access hospitals, inpatient hospice, and long-term care facilities. The rule was published in the Federal Register on May 4 and will go into effect July 5.