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Joint Commission clarifies LS, EC survey process

Accreditation Insider, August 4, 2015

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The Joint Commission has clarified its expectations for the Life Safety (LS) and Environment of Care (EC) portions of its accreditation surveys, according to an article in the August issue of The Joint Commission Perspectives. The accreditor now requires hospitals to have staff available to assist the Life Safety Code® surveyor with document review.

The Joint Commission’s Survey Activity guide has been updated to include an LS and EC document list and review tool, which lists documents the Life Safety Code surveyor will review. The Joint Commission has also revised its sample LS survey agenda to include more detail on what the surveyor will do.

Read the Joint Commission’s revised LS and EC document list and review tool.



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