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Qualifications - Color-blind Testing

Is employee color-blind testing required?

Any examples are for illustrative purposes only.

The Joint Commission standards do not specifically require either visual acuity or color-blind testing for employees. The HR standards require assessment of the employees' abilities to fulfill the expectations of their job descriptions. Color-blind testing may be utilized as part of an organization's initial or ongoing competency assessment program, but other mechanisms that evaluate an individual's ability to interpret colorimetric determinations would also be acceptable.
Manual: Ambulatory
Chapter: Waived Testing WT
First published date: April 11, 2016 This Standards FAQ was first published on this date.
This page was last updated on October 26, 2021

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