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We offer both print and electronic versions of our ambulatory care standards manual. Organizations can access the electronic edition (E-dition®) free for 90 days.

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The Standards Interpretation Group provides information to help you interpret and apply Joint Commission standards to your health care processes.

Review the FAQs to see topics often raised by health care organizations or submit your own question via the electronic submission form.

Why Standards Matter

Joint Commission standards help you develop strategies to address the most complex issues and identified key vulnerabilities in the patient care experience. The standards review various aspects of your patient care process such as infection prevention, medication management and environment of care, ensuring a comprehensive review of your patient care process.