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Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions Related to Maternal Status Documentation

December 20, 2017

The Joint Commission recently approved three new requirements for hospitals and critical access hospitals that offer obstetric services, specifically labor and delivery. These elements of performance are designed to improve the identification of mothers upon admission to labor and delivery who are at risk for transmitting infectious diseases, including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B, Group B streptococcus (GBS), and syphilis to their newborns. Timely identification will ensure that the mother and/or the newborn can be treated promptly to prevent harm.

Further information on the research, including rationales for each EP, can be found in the R3 Report.

Prepublication Standards:

Prepublication Standards - Effective July 1, 2018

 
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