Joint Commission Revises Emergency Management Standard for Certain Accreditation Programs

Published: 10/23/2020

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Long Term Care,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Office-Based Surgery,
  • Behavioral Health

The Joint Commission has announced revisions to emergency management standard EM.03.01.03, effective January 1, 2021, for their ambulatory health, behavioral health care, laboratory, nursing care center and office-based surgery programs.

EM.03.01.01 addresses the effectiveness of an organization’s emergency management plan. For the above listed accreditation programs, TJC has consolidated some elements of performance and clarified the types of emergency exercises these organizations may use t

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