Joint Commission Issues New and Revised Requirements Related to Antibiotic Stewardship for the Hospital and Critical Access Hospital Programs, Effective January 1, 2023

Published: 08/22/2022

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

The Joint Commission (TJC) has announced new and revised antibiotic stewardship requirements for their hospital and critical access hospital accreditation programs. The new and revised requirements consist of 12 elements of performance (EPs) within the Medication Management (MM) chapter (Standard MM.09.01.01) that build upon existing expectations related to antibiotic stewardship programs.

The new and revised requirements, effective January 1, 2023, are intended to better align with federal r

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