July 19, 2018

Joint Commission revises standards for fluoroscopy services

By: Judy Mathias
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Editor’s Note

The Joint Commission on July 18 announced that it will implement several standards changes for fluoroscopy services in ambulatory care organizations, critical access hospitals, hospitals, and office-based surgery practices, effective January 1, 2019.

The revisions clarify expectations and address areas of risk with imaging, and they include a revision of required tests for computed tomography units and a new requirement for establishing a radiation safety officer.

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