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Joint Commission releases prepublication standards for EC chapter

Accreditation Insider, March 18, 2014

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The Joint Commission has released prepublication standards for its Environment of Care (EC) chapter to align with changes to CMS requirements.
 
The prepublication standards are effective July 1. They are a response to a December 2013 clarification by the CMS in a Survey and Certification letter that discussed when a hospital can adjust its maintenance, inspection, and testing activities for facility and medical equipment from manufacturer recommendations. The Joint Commission added two new elements of performance (EP) for hospitals and critical access hospitals: EP24 for EC.02.04.03 and EP6 for EC.02.05.05.
 
Read more about the changes here.



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