June 1, 2020

Joint Commission to resume some surveys, review activities

By: Judy Mathias

Editor's Note

The Joint Commission on May 27 announced that it will begin to resume some survey and review activities in June, and account executives will be contacting organizations due for a survey.

The Joint Commission is reviewing a variety of factors and criteria to help determine where and which organizations will be surveyed. These include identifying and prioritizing low-risk areas in which they can safely survey.

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The survey process will include physical distancing, wearing of masks, simulating activity if unable to enter a high-risk space, and driving in separate cars to locations.

The survey will not retroactively review compliance, but rather, surveyors will work to understand how an organization has adapted to COVID-19 and review current practices to ensure they are providing safe care and a safe environment.


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