Accreditation

Meeting EC 5.20 more challenging in 2007

Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, February 1, 2007

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'It's going to be a full-time-plus job just to maintain the Statement of Conditions'

After reading this article, you will be able to

1. recall the date that facilities will be responsible for uploading the Statement of Conditions (SOC) to The Joint Commission's Web site

2. describe how often the SOC should be reviewed

3. describe a benefit of the increased presence of Life Safety Code® (LSC)surveyors

4. recall who to include in team education

5. describe one way to track construction

6. list some common RFIs found in SOCs

Editor's note: This feature explores problematic Joint Commission standards with expert advice from BOJ advisors Jodi Eisenberg, CPMSM, CPHQ, program manager of accreditation and clinical compliance at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, and Elizabeth Di Giacomo-Geffers, RN, MPH, CNAA, BC, a healthcare consultant in Trabuco Canyon, CA.

Keeping up with the LSC has been troublesome in the past for many facilities. However, in 2007, facilities must work even harder to comply with the addition of the Electronic Statement of Conditions (eSOC).

As of July 1, all facilities will be responsible for uploading all SOC data to The Joint Commission's Web site in the correct format.

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