Joint Commission Seeks Input on Proposed Emergency Management Standard for Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals

Published: 06/17/2022

  • The Joint Commission,
  • Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals

The Joint Commission is seeking comment on proposed new and revised requirements related to emergency management surge management. The new requirements would be applicable to the TJC Hospital and Critical Access Hospital programs.

EM.12.03.01 would require hospitals and critical access hospitals to develop a surge management plan. Elements of performance (EPs) for the standard would require that the plan be incorporated into the organization’s overall emergency operations plan, that it be dev

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