TJC Clarifies Leadership Responsibilities for Opioid Treatment Referral

Published: 07/23/2019

  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals

The Joint Commission recently clarified leadership responsibilities for identifying available opioid treatment programs for referral, as required by standard LD.04.03.13, EP 15. The intent of this requirement is to ensure that clinicians who are working with patients with identified or suspected opioid abuse/dependence have accurate, readily available information about available treatment programs in the community.

Organizational leaders can play a key role in ensuring that treatment program i

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