The Post-Survey Process

At the end of the on-site survey, a “Summary of Survey Findings Report” is left with the organization to identify any Requirements for Improvement (RFIs). Organizations with RFIs will have a set period of time to work directly with their account executive to submit evidence to show that the organization is now in full compliance with those standards. The Joint Commission has developed the Survey Analysis for Evaluating Risk® (SAFERTM) Matrix to help organizations prioritize their efforts when developing corrective action plans.

Receiving Your Final Accreditation Decision

Once your RFIs have been reviewed and accepted, your accreditation decision will be granted, effective the last day of your survey and is valid for approximately three years.

If your organization doesn’t receive any RFIs, the accreditation decision becomes effective the last day of your survey and is valid for approximately three years.