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In the news: AMA requests one-year delay on disruptive behavior rule

Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, December 8, 2008

As the effective date for The Joint Commission’s (formerly JCAHO) standard on disruptive behavior creeps up, the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates has asked for a one-year hold on the rule.

A recent article published in amednews, the AMA’s weekly newspaper, says the AMA has asked to delay the standard—slated to take effect January 1, 2009—to allow adequate time for medical staff to change bylaws to comply with the rule. Expressing concerns that the standard could lead to “arbitrary and capricious enforcement” against physicians, the AMA says the moratorium would also grant more time for the AMA and other groups to develop conduct codes and investigation and appeals processes for physicians accused of disruptive behavior.

The Joint Commission standard aims to curb disruptive behavior in the healthcare environment, highlighting it can impede communication among workers and harm patients. According to a spokesperson, The Joint Commission is reviewing the AMA’s request.

Source: amednews.com

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