Joint Commission Seeks Comment on Proposed Requirements Addressing Environmental Sustainability

Published: 03/23/2023

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

The Joint Commission (TJC) is seeking comment from the field on proposed new requirements that address environmental sustainability. The proposed requirements will be applicable to the Hospital and Critical Access Hospital accreditation programs.

According to TJC, the proposed new Leadership standard, LD.05.01.01 will attempt to address the ways in which hospitals consume energy and use materials that are known to contribute to waste and greenhouse gas emissions. “Hospitals need to take actio

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