July 24, 2023

The Joint Commission eliminates 200 standards

By: Judy Mathias

Editor's Note

The Joint Commission, on July 20, announced that it will eliminate and consolidate 200 additional standards, following the first reduction announced last year.

Among the changes:

  • Critical Access Hospitals: Of 150 in-scope elements of performance (EPs), 31 were deleted or consolidated, for a 15% reduction
  • Office-Based Surgery: Of 246 in-scope EPs, 22 were deleted or consolidated, for a 9% reduction
  • Hospitals: 7 EPs were deleted or consolidated and 4 were revised. An additional 56 Hospital standards were eliminated in January.

The eliminated and consolidated requirements will be effective August 27, 2023.


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