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New Year – New Standards

In late September 2017, The Joint Commission released 87 pages of standards changes in the Environment of Care and Life Safety chapters. That’s a lot of changes! To be fair, this included the LS standards for both healthcare occupancies (LS.02) and ambulatory healthcare occupancies (LS.03) …but it’s still a lot!

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[PART 2] CMS Emergency Management Compliance

[PART 2] On Friday, June 2, CMS issued document SC-17-29, their State Operations Manual Appendix Z, Emergency Preparedness Interpretive Guidelines. The information in this blog represents summarization of important points of compliance as presented in this interpretive guidance as they apply to hospitals.

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[PART 1] CMS Emergency Management Compliance

[PART 1] On Friday, June 2, CMS issued document SC-17-29, their State Operations Manual Appendix Z, Emergency Preparedness Interpretive Guidelines. The information in this blog represents summarization of important points of compliance as presented in this interpretive guidance as they apply to hospitals.

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TJC Emergency Management Update

The compliance landscape is changing once again, but this time it is within the Emergency Management (EM) chapter. The year 2017 has been full of changes. Let us help you understand the upcoming EM changes. A CMS EM update will follow in the coming weeks. For now, here is a list of Joint Commission EM updates to be aware of from our knowledgeable EM expert, Susan McLaughlin.

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