Updates to the Nursing Care Center Accreditation and the Memory Care Certification Requirements
Effective July 1, 2022, The Joint Commission approved 29 new and 55 revised requirements for the Nursing Care Center (NCC) accreditation program and 10 new and 4 revised requirements for the NCC Memory Care certification (MCC) program. The modifications to the standards span multiple chapters and address infection control, dementia care, staff recruitment, retention and wellness, pressure injuries, and medication safety. The purpose of the updates is to ensure that the NCC accreditation and MCC certification programs remain scientifically current and relevant. Several of the updates also reflect lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prepublication Standards : Effective July 1, 2022