Joint Commission New and Revised Workplace Violence Prevention Standards, Effective January 1, 2022

Published: 12/20/2021

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

The Joint Commission’s (TJC) new and revised workplace violence prevention standards are effective January 1, 2022 and apply to TJC-accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals. According to TJC, even though the incidence of violence–related health care worker injuries has been increasing for over a decade, workplace violence remains underreported and is associated with high rates of job dissatisfaction, indicating a need for renewed focus in this area.

New and revised TJC standards are

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