Receiving Your Final Accreditation Decision

If your organization receives RFIs, you’ll have to submit evidence showing that you’re in full compliance with those standards. 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 two years. For organizations undergoing their first Joint Commission survey, an accreditation decision is not rendered until the Evidence of Standards Compliance (ESC) form has been accepted, and the effective date of accreditation would be the submission date of the acceptable ESC.

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

SAFER Matrix

The SAFER™ Matrix identifies and communicates risk levels associated with deficiencies cited during surveys. This tool makes the survey report more dynamic by allowing you to filter your results on the Joint Commission Connect extranet site and better prioritize deficiencies within the report.  

How to Submit Your RFIs

If your organization receives RFIs, before you can get an accreditation decision, you’ll need to submit an acceptable evidence of standards compliance (ESC) report. You will work directly with your account executive to submit your ESC report.