TJC Announces Revised Requirement for Fluoroscopy Services, Effective January 1, 2021

Published: 09/23/2020

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

The Joint Commission (TJC) has announced a revision to Environment of Care (EC) Standard EC.02.04.03, EP 34, effective January 1, 2021. The revision is applicable to ambulatory health care organizations, critical access hospitals, hospitals and office-based surgery practices providing fluoroscopy services.

According to TJC, evaluation of feedback from stakeholders has revealed that the burden of annually testing the maximum exposure rate in all imaging modes outweighs its benefit.

Therefor

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