Get ready for 2021: New Comprehensive Accreditation, Certification Manuals
Now is the time to prepare for the new year by checking out the newly updated 2021 Comprehensive Accreditation Manuals, Comprehensive Certification Manual for Disease-Specific Care, and the new accreditation standards and update services.
The accreditation manuals — many available for purchase from Joint Commission Resources in either a hard copy or PDF format — include all the standards that will be in effect on Jan. 1, 2021, and detail the accreditation process, policies and procedures. These are available for the ambulatory care, behavioral health care and human services, critical access hospital, home care, hospital, laboratory, and nursing care center programs.
The certification manual for disease-specific care — which includes advanced certification programs — also includes the standards that will be in effect on Jan. 1, 2021. The manual can be purchased in a hard copy or PDF format.
The accreditation standards books — published annually — are available for hospitals, ambulatory care, and behavioral health care and human services. These abridged versions of the comprehensive manuals contain only the standards requirements, a glossary and a standards applicability grid.
The update services, which are published in the spring and fall, are available for preorder. These annual subscriptions allow organizations to keep their accreditation manuals updated on any revisions to 2021 standards or accreditation requirements for the ambulatory care, behavioral health care and human services, home care, and hospital programs.
Learn more about the 2021 manuals.