Deletion of IC.02.04.01, EP 5

In August 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services released the Healthy People 2030 goals. The goal of reaching a 90 percent influenza vaccination rate has been eliminated as a Healthy People 2030 goal and in keeping with this decision, The Joint Commission has chosen to eliminate IC.02.04.01, EP 5. The Joint Commission would like to stress that organizations should continue to strive to increase compliance with influenza vaccinations and take action to improve vaccination rates. However, moving forward we will not score noncompliance if the organization has not reach 90 percent but will instead review that organizations have a goal to improve influenza vaccination rates and have leadership support and processes in place to support achievement of these goals.

Prepublication Standards:

Prepublication Standards: Effective January 1, 2021