June 29, 2016

Joint Commission issues urgent update to CT technologist standards

By: Judy Mathias
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Editor's Note

The Joint Commission on June 29 issued an urgent update to computed tomography (CT) technologist standards after receiving significant feedback from those concerned about the expectation for advanced-level CT certification and the potential impact on patient access to CT services if it was required by January 2018.

The update includes two standards:

  • HR.01.02.05. EP 19 contains a note (Note 1) on the expectation that CT technologists obtain advanced-level certification by January 2018. The Joint Commission has deleted Note 1.
  • HR.01.05.03 EP 26 requires organizations to demonstrate that CT technologists participate in education that prepares them to achieve advanced-level certification. The Joint Commission has suspended implementation of this EP.

 

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