TJC Clarifies Evaluation of COVID-19 Test Reporting

Published: 10/09/2020

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Home Health,
  • Hospitals,
  • Long Term Care,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Office-Based Surgery,
  • Clinical Lab,
  • Behavioral Health

The Joint Commission (TJC) recently answered a Frequently Asked Question about COVID-19 test reporting for the following accreditation programs:

  • Office Based Surgery
  • Laboratory
  • Home Care
  • Behavioral Health
  • Hospital and Hospital Clinics
  • Critical Access Hospital
  • Ambulatory
  • Nursing Care Center

According to TJC, effective October 15, 2020, the agency is only evaluating the reporting of SARS-CoV-2 test results in the Laboratory Accreditation Program.   TJC surveyors will:

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