New and Revised Joint Commission Performance Improvement Standards, Effective January 1, 2022

Published: 12/09/2021

  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Behavioral Health - Outpatient,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Long Term Care,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Office-Based Surgery,
  • Clinical Lab,
  • Behavioral Health - Inpatient

The Joint Commission’s (TJC) new and revised performance improvement standards for the ambulatory care, behavioral health care and human services, critical access hospitals, hospitals, laboratories, nursing care centers, and office-based surgery practices are effective January 1, 2022.

The changes reflect TJC research into effective performance improvement programs and reflect common practices found in successful programs:

  • Adoption and implementation of an established improvement method

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