Accreditation

Joint Commission updates public information policy

Accreditation Connection, December 8, 2010

In a recent announcement on their Web site, The Joint Commission has updated the language of its public information policy.

The Board of Commissioners approved changes to the language of this policy. According to this updated language, The Joint Commission will not discuss patient identifiable information without authorization by the patient. This is consistent with the organization’s business associate obligations.

This does not include situations “pursuant to a court order, or as otherwise authorized by law,” official language states.

For more information, see The Joint Commission Web site.

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