February 14, 2022

The Joint Commission begins surveying for COVID-19 vaccinations in 24 states

Editor's Note

As of February 14, The Joint Commission began surveying to the COVID-19 vaccination requirements in the 24 states that were not previously subject to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) “Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination” interim final rule.

Healthcare organizations in these 24 states must demonstrate compliance using the phased-in approach specified in the CMS timelines.

Affected deemed programs will be notified of any changes to accreditation requirements, and in the interim, surveyors will score Leadership Standard LD.04.01.01 EP 2: “The organization provides care, treatment, and services in accordance with licensure requirements, laws, and rules and regulations,” along with applicable CMS conditions of participation/conditions for coverage, The Joint Commission says.


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