Joint Commission New COVID-19 Staff Vaccination Standard, Effective July 1

Published: 04/29/2022

  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Home Health,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Hospice

The Joint Commission has announced a new Infection Prevention and Control (IC) Standard, IC.02.04.02 along with associated elements of performance (EPs), effective July 1, 2022. The new requirements are in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) interim final rule addressing COVID-19 vaccinations for health care staff .

The new standard is effective for organizations that use TJC for deemed status within the following programs:

  • Hospitals
  • Critical access hospita

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