Joint Commission Revises Requirements for Critical Access Hospitals Related to Restraints, Effective June 1, 2023

Published: 06/08/2023

  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals

The Joint Commission has issued several revisions to elements of performance (EPs) for critical access hospitals. The changes are intended to better align TJC standards with U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Conditions of Participation.  All changes were effective as of June 1, 2023.

Today’s StayAlert! Notice reviews the new element of performance for Critical Access Hospital (CAH) standard PC.03.05.09, related to restraint and seclusion. Hospitals are required to have policies

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