Joint Commission Announces Deletion of Element of Performance Related to Influenza Vaccination Rates

Published: 10/20/2020

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

The Joint Commission (TJC) has announced that, effective January 1, 2021, Infection Control standard IC.02.04.01, EP 5, will be eliminated.

According to TJC, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Healthy People 2030 goals, released this past August, eliminated the goal of reaching a 90 percent influenza vaccination rate. TJC, in keeping with this decision, will now also eliminate IC.02.04.01, EP 5 which requires organizations set incremental influenza rate goals aimed at achieving the

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