TJC Revises Requirement Related to National Practitioner Data Bank Queries

Published: 04/24/2023

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

The Joint Commission (TJC) has announced a revision to standard MS.06.01.05, EP 7, effective August 27, 2023. This standard requires hospitals and critical access hospitals to ensure that the decision to approve, renew or deny a practitioner’s privileges to provide care, treatment and services be evidenced-based and objective.

The revision to element of performance 7 will require organizations to query the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) in accordance with applicable law and regulation

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