June 27, 2019

Joint Commission deletes annual training requirement for fluoroscopy equipment

By: Judy Mathias

Editor’s Note

The Joint Commission on June 26 announced that, effective immediately, Human Resources (HR) standard HR.01.05.03, element of performance (EP) 15, has been deleted from the Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Care, and Office-Based Surgery accreditation programs.

The deleted EP is: “The [organization] verifies and documents that individuals (including physicians, non-physicians, and ancillary personnel) who use fluoroscopic equipment participate in ongoing education that includes annual training . . .”

The Joint Commission determined that the standard was redundant and possibly burdensome to conform with on a yearly basis.

The standard will be deleted from accreditation manuals, starting with January 2020.

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