TJC Seeks Comments on New and Revised Emergency Management (EM) Requirements for Ambulatory and Office-based Surgery Accreditation Programs

Published: 06/22/2023

  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Office-Based Surgery

The Joint Commission (TJC) is seeking comment from the field on proposed revisions to Emergency Management (EM) requirements for their ambulatory health care and office-based surgery accreditation programs.

According to TJC, the revisions are intended to streamline the EM chapters for these programs and to support response to emergencies through preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery. With the revisions there is a new focus on the responsibilities of leadership, using the hazard vuln

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