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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