TJC Announces New Hospital Accreditation Chapter Focused on Safety

On October 20, The Joint Commission (TJC) announced its publication of a new chapter in the 2015 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals entitled "Patient Safety Systems." TJC took the unusual step of publishing the new chapter online. The new chapter extracts standards from various existing chapters rather than providing new requirements in an effort to achieve an integrated approach to patient safety. ...

Read the full announcement: Accreditation, Certification and Enrollment Affinity Group Leadership Email Alert, American Health Lawyers Association, October 24, 2014

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