Accreditation

MS.01.01.01: A step forward or a return to older methods?

Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, September 1, 2009

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The standard formerly known as MS.1.20 is on the move again. The Joint Commission opened up the standard (MS.01.01.01 under the 2009 numbering rules) to field review this summer following the recommendations by the MS.1.20 Implementation Task Force.
In January 2008, 18 staff members of the MS.1.20 Implementation Task Force convened and determined that further revisions to the standard were needed, and reached a consensus in March 2009. MS.1.20/MS.01.01.01 has undergone several iterations over the past five years. In 2004, when the standard was created, many concerns about the intent of the requirements have been raised.

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