Tuesday, April 22, 2014

TJC Waived Testing FAQ

An excerpt from TJC's FAQ: 

Are competency assessments required for licensed independent practitioners (LIP's) performing waived testing?

"When a licensed independent practitioner (LIP) performs waived testing that does not involve an instrument, there is no Joint Commission requirement for documentation of competency when the test is a logical part of his or her specialty and the organization has specifically privileged the provider to perform the test(s).  Through the medical staff credentialing process, individual practitioners may be privileged for those specific waived tests appropriate to their scope of practice and no further assessment of skills or documentation of competence is required." 

 Read more about it from TJC.

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