TJC Announces Special Considerations for Surveys during COVID-19

Published: 06/19/2020

  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Joint Commission recently announced the resumption of limited surveys, beginning this month. TJC is now clarifying that “…the scoring of items that are not compliant will not be the primary focus during the declared time period of the public health emergency (PHE) — defined as March 1, 2020, through the organization’s survey ready date or the end of the PHE, whichever is first.”

TJC further explains,

“For the impacted EPs that have been deferred or waived during the PHE, current noncom

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