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Reprint Permission Policy


The Joint Commission may grant permission for reuse of copyrighted material on its website to outside individuals and organizations at its own discretion.

  • No changes in, additions to, or deletions from the copied or reused material should be made without prior written approval of The Joint Commission. 

  • Permission applies only to the material and use specified in correspondence. 

  • New requests should be made for subsequent use or for other uses of material.

  • The Joint Commission may change or adjust permission fees at its discretion based on the specific request.

  • Written requests should be e-mailed to Terri Argumosa, administrative secretary, using the website Permissions/Reprints Request Form (available in a MS Word file).

Accredited Organizations

Accredited organizations reusing website material for staff education will not be charged a permissions fee.  For permission to reprint an accreditation/certification manuals, e-mail


The Joint Commission charges a nominal fee for reprinting information from its website based on the specific request.  Learn more about Joint Commission Resources permissions and reprint policy. Traditional media outlets and journalists reusing website material for a story will not be charged a permissions fee.


The Joint Commission charges a nominal fee for reprinting information from its website based on the specific request. 


The Joint Commission will individually evaluate requests to use Joint Commission website material on another website.  Other websites may link to our home page at no charge.  See our linking policy.

Sentinel Event Alert

All requests to reprint Sentinel Event Alert should be directed to Caron Wong, associate director, 630-792-5178

Speak Up

There are NO copyright or reprinting permissions required for the Speak Up materials or copy. In references to the materials or copy, we do ask that The Joint Commission be credited as the source for the materials or copy.  For more information or questions, contact Caron Wong, associate director, 630-792-5178.

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