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Dec. 20, 2017

Editor’s note: Joint Commission Online will not publish on Dec. 27. Look for the weekly e-newsletter to return on Wednesday, Jan. 3. Happy holidays!


Accreditation and Certification


Effective Jan. 1, 2018: Individual hand hygiene failures to be cited under IC, NPSG standards

Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, any observation by surveyors of individual failure to perform hand hygiene in the process of direct patient care will be cited as a deficiency resulting in a Requirement for Improvement (RFI) under the Infection Prevention and Control (IC) chapter for all accreditation programs.


Check out new and revised standards effective in January 2018

As the calendar switches from 2017 to 2018, several new and revised standards will take effect.


E-dition® updates available on Joint Commission Connect

The Nov. 12, 2017, and Jan. 1, 2018, E-dition® updates to the comprehensive accreditation manuals and certification manuals have been posted to organizations’ Joint Commission Connect™ extranet sites.




Monroe named senior associate director in department of engineering

Kenneth Monroe, PE, MBA, CHC, PMP, has been appointed to the position of senior associate director in the Standards Interpretation Group’s (SIG) department of engineering at The Joint Commission. Monroe succeeds George Mills, who previously held the position.




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