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Standards FAQ Details


Environment of Care (EC) (Critical Access Hospitals / Critical Access Hospitals)

Environment of Care Management Plans in Several Settings
Updated | November 24, 2008
Q. If a health care organization has several types of care (for example, hospital, long term care and behavioral health care) does each EC management plan have to specifically address each of these areas?

A. Yes. Either one plan covers all areas, or a unique plan must be written for specific areas. Either approach is acceptable. There will be specific and unique issues that must be addressed regardless of method. Remoteness will complicate attempts to write a common plan. Separate facilities might be better served with independent plans.