Long Term Care Accreditation Requirements | Joint Commission
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Joint Commission accreditation requirements fall into two major categories: Standards and National Patient Safety Goals. 

Currently our standards are online available for a free 60 trial review.  Register for access to the standards. 

Joint Commission’s standards cover a variety of areas that are considered key to providing safe, high quality care to patients.   

We provide a Standards “Help Desk” service that is available to organizations free of charge. You can post questions online to the group or call directly.  They are experienced professionals who have worked in the industry and understand your business. They can be reached at 630-792-5900 or online. 

National Patient Safety Goals

The National Patient Safety Goals for the Nursing Care Center Program are accessible on this page.  Unique to the Joint Commission, these goals help providers proactively address key patient safety issues that can affect their business. 

Organizations who choose to move forward with accreditation will receive current manuals (both a hard copy and online access) free of charge after receipt of their application and deposit. 

Manuals can also be purchased directly, without applying for accreditation at Joint Commission Resources.