Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Joint Commission's Standards FAQ details for non-licensed, non-employee individuals in health care organizations

The Joint Commission, similar to organization’s themselves, has expectations regarding anyone entering a health care organization.  In order to maintain patient safety, accredited health care organizations need to be aware of who is entering the organization and their purpose at the organization (EC.02.01.01, EP 7).  Accredited health care organization leaders need to also make sure they oversee operations and that responsibilities are assigned for administrative and clinical direction of programs, services, sites, and departments (LD.04.01.05, EPs 1 and 3); this includes processes for knowing who is entering the organization and their purpose.

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