Joint Commission Elevates Health Equity Standard to National Patient Safety Goal, Effective July 1, 2023

Published: 01/03/2023

  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Behavioral Health - Outpatient,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Behavioral Health - Inpatient

The Joint Commission (TJC) has announced that, effective July 1, 2023, Leadership standard LD.04.03.08, requiring organizations to addresses health care disparities as a quality and safety priority, will be elevated to a new National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG).

Current standard LD.04.03.08 will be moved to NPSG.16.01.01.

NPSG Goal 16: Improve health care equity, will apply to the following Joint Commission programs:

  • Critical Access Hospitals
  • Hospitals
  • Ambulatory Health Care (spec

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