September 24, 2018

Joint Commission: ‘Top 5’ most challenging requirements

By: Judy Mathias

Editor’s Note

The Joint Commission on September 19 released the “Top 5” requirements identified most frequently as “not compliant” during accreditation surveys and reviews in the first half of 2018.

The Top 5 most challenging for Hospital Accreditation are:

  • LS.02.01.35 The hospital provides and maintains systems for extinguishing fires (88%).
  • EC.02.05.01 The hospital manages risks associated with its utility systems (80%).
  • IC.02.02.01 The hospital reduces the risk of infections associated with medical equipment, devices, and supplies (74%).
  • EC.02.06.01 The hospital establishes and maintains a safe, functional environment (73%).
  • LS.02.01.30 The hospital provides and maintains building features to protect individuals from the hazards of fire and smoke (72%).


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