May 25, 2023

The Joint Commission seeking comments on proposed new infection control requirements for hospitals, critical access hospitals

Editor's Note

The Joint Commission, on May 24, announced that it is seeking comments on new infection control (IC) requirements for hospitals and critical access hospitals on preparedness for high-consequence diseases or special pathogens.

These new requirements will replace the current standard IC.01.06.01 on preparing for an influx of potentially infectious patients.

The goal of the new requirements is to align the standards and elements of performance with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Conditions of Participation and to make the chapter more cohesive and concise, The Joint Commission says.

Comments will be accepted until July 5.


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