Joint Commission Revisions to Patient Rights Standard, Effective April 1, 2022

Published: 01/12/2022

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

The Joint Commission (TJC) has announced revisions to Standard RI.01.02.01, EP 1 in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) Interoperability and Patient Access final rule, which was effective June 2020.  The Joint Commission revisions are effective April 1, 2022 and apply to the critical access hospital and hospital accreditation programs using TJC for deemed status.

The revisions address required patient notifications – those for patient admissions, discharges, and tr

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