June 1, 2020

Joint Commission to resume some surveys, review activities

By: Judy Mathias
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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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