Comment on proposed new EM requirements for AHC, OBS programs
The Joint Commission is revising its Emergency Management (EM) requirements for accredited ambulatory health care and office-based surgery programs. The EM chapter requirements will be released in July 2024, and we are seeking input from the field on the new requirements.
The primary goal of the revisions is to streamline the chapter to be more cohesive and concise, which has resulted in a complete rewrite and restructure of the EM chapter. The new and revised EM standards will help these organizations develop and improve their actions and responses to emergencies or disasters. The chapter continues to address preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery. Additional focus has been placed on areas such as leadership roles and responsibilities, use of the hazard’s vulnerability analysis, as well as providing EM-related education and training to staff.
Comment now on the proposed requirements:
Feedback will be accepted until July 28.