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The Joint Commission posts its 2009 safety standards

Hospital Safety Insider, July 2, 2008

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On Tuesday, The Joint Commission posted online its final 2009 standards, and safety professionals will want to check out the following:
  • A renumbered EC chapter
  • A new life safety chapter, which relocates current standards EC.5.20 (Life Safety Code compliance) and EC.5.50 (interim life safety measures)
  • A new emergency management chapter, which relocates current disaster planning standards EC.4.11 through EC.4.20
Over the next several weeks, we'll look into some of the specific changes coming your way when the new standards go into effect on January 1.
 
In a related development, HCPro will present a special one-day seminar, Environment of Care for 2009, to help safety professionals navigate the upcoming changes. The seminar takes place September 5 in Boston. Click here to read the latest agenda.



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