July 20, 2023

The Joint Commission updates requirements for medication compounding

Editor's Note

The Joint Commission, on July 19, announced that it has revised its Medication Compounding (MC) chapter for home care organizations and the Medication Compounding Certification (MDC) program, which is available to accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals, and home care pharmacy organizations.

Among the revisions:

  • Revising the requirements to align with updated USP requirements
  • Reorganizing the requirements
  • Renumbering the standards
  • Reducing the number of elements of performance in MC by 58% and MDC by 72%.

The revisions go into effect January 1, 2024.

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