The Joint Commission Publishes New and Revised Requirements to Reduce Health Care Disparities

Published: 08/18/2022

  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Behavioral Health - Outpatient,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Behavioral Health - Inpatient

The Joint Commission has published new and revised requirements to reduce health care disparities for ambulatory health care, behavioral health and human services organizations, critical access hospitals and hospitals. The new and revised requirements are effective January 1, 2023.

New standard LD.04.03.08 will apply to:

  • All critical access hospitals and hospitals
  • Ambulatory health care organizations providing primary care within the “Medical Centers” service in the ambulatory health

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