TJC Announces Expansion of Life Safety Code Surveyor Role

Published: 07/02/2020

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care

The Joint Commission (TJC) has announced that effective July 1, 2020, the role of the Life Safety Code surveyor in hospital on-site survey events is being expanded to include an evaluation of the physical environment and Life Safety Code requirements at all off-site emergency department and hospital-based ambulatory surgical locations.

According the TJC, previously, Life Safety Code surveyors evaluated all inpatient locations during on-site survey events. TJC explains this change as follows:

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