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Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions Related to Life Safety Code Update

February 16, 2018

The Joint Commission announces three revisions across the “Life Safety” and “Environment of Care” chapters that will be effective March 11, 2018. The first change—applicable to the Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Home Care, and Hospital accreditation programs—is to existing Standard EC.02.03.05, EP 25 to provide additional clarity on nonrated doors. The second change is a new requirement at EC.02.05.01, EP 27 that addresses environmental features of areas administering inhaled anesthetics in the Ambulatory Care, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, and Office-Based Surgery accreditation programs. The last change is to existing Standard LS.02.01.30, EP 13 to maintain alignment with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements regarding latches for corridor doors.

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Prepublication Standards - Effective March 11, 2018

 
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