March 16, 2018

Joint Commission: Revised requirements address doors, inhaled anesthetics

By: Judy Mathias
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Editor’s Note

The Joint Commission on March 14 announced that three revised requirements across the Life Safety (LS) and Environment of Care (EC) chapters went into effect March 11.

The revisions are:

  • LS.02.01.30, element of performance (EP) 13, is designed to maintain alignment with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services requirements for latches on corridor doors and is applicable to deemed-status hospitals, critical access hospitals, and hospices.
  •  EC.02.03.05, EP 25, provides additional clarity on nonrated doors and is applicable to ambulatory care, behavioral healthcare, critical access hospital, home care, and hospital programs.
  •  EC.02.05.01, EP 27, addresses environmental features of areas administering inhaled anesthetics and is applicable to ambulatory care, critical access hospital, hospital, and office-based surgery programs.

 

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