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Credentialing - Certified Staffing Firm

If we are a Joint Commission certified staffing firm and our contract is with a Joint Commission accredited hospital, can the hospital use our credentialing results and not have to do it again?

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The Joint Commission certified staffing firm must complete the credentialing process for all clinical staff that are assigned in the field. The hospital that contracts with the certified staffing firm may use the credentialing process of the staffing firm. The hospital should have confidence in the completeness, accuracy, and timeliness of the information. During the survey of an accredited organization that uses the credentialing information provided by a Joint Commission certified staffing agency, the survey team may request the credentialing information for review. The information will need to be provided during the survey. This should be discussed between the certified staffing agency and the accredited organization and agreed upon in advance to assure ongoing compliance.

Last updated on June 16, 2020
Manual: Health Care Staffing Services
Chapter: Human Resources Management HSHR

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