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Joint Commission updates accreditation status policies

Accreditation Insider, May 12, 2015

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Effective immediately, The Joint Commission updated two of its policies on accreditation status following cessation of services. One policy covers accreditation status of facilities that cease services after a natural or man-made disaster. The Joint Commission will work with such organizations to address the impact of ceasing services; if after six months, the organization can’t resume services, the accreditor will discontinue the organization’s accreditation.

A second policy assesses the status of organizations that cease services or do not have patients for a period of time. If the organization is unable to resume services after six months, The Joint Commission will terminate the organization’s accreditation.

In addition, The Joint Commission posted two more updated FAQs clarifying standards in addition to the 20 new FAQs it published recently. The new FAQs cover topics including strength and dosage form listing and primary source verification.

The Joint Commission’s FAQs are available here.



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