Joint Commission Revises Emergency Management Standard for Home Care, Effective July 1, 2021

Published: 12/30/2020

  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Home Health

The Joint Commission is revising Emergency Management Standard EM.03.01.03 for their Home Care accreditation program, effective July 1, 2021. This standard requires home care agencies to assess their emergency management plan to confirm the adequacy of logistics, human resources, training, policies, procedures, and protocols.

Specifically, under EM.03.01.03, the home care agency must conduct an exercise to test the emergency plan at least annually.

  • The exercise shall either be a communi

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