Joint Commission Proposes Revised and New Requirements for Complete Medication Order

Published: 01/02/2020

  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Home Health,
  • Hospitals,
  • Long Term Care,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility,
  • Behavioral Health

The Joint Commission (TJC) is proposing revisions to requirements in their Medication Management chapter that will be applicable to hospitals, critical access hospitals, ambulatory health care organizations, home health organizations, behavioral health care organizations, and nursing care centers. The proposed revisions to MM.04.01.01, EP 2 will further define minimum elements required for a medication order to be considered complete.  The proposed minimum required elements will include the medi

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