Two new accreditation decision rules approved

Accreditation Connection, January 6, 2012

Effective January 1, 2012, two new accreditation decision rules have been approved by The Joint Commission for the Contingent Accreditation decision category. Both require the organization in question to resolve its Contingency Status within one year.

The first of these new rules applies to an organization has completed its first Joint Commission survey for deemed status and receives a Requirement for Improvement (RFI) related to a condition level finding. The second is for an organization undergoing its first Joint Commission survey and demonstrates systemic patterns or trends of noncompliance with the accrediting body’s standards.

A third decision rule has been moved to the Contingent Accreditation decision category, when possible fraud or abuse has been identified within an organization. There has been some slight changes to the language of this decision rule.

For full details on these changes, visit The Joint Commission’s website.

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