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New and Revised Emergency Management Standards

Effective July 1, 2022, new and revised emergency management (EM) chapter standards will be applicable to all Joint Commission–accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals. The Joint Commission undertook a thorough analysis and rewrite of the EM chapter. The current EM chapter standards and elements of performance (EPs), EM.0.01.01 through EM.04.01.01, have been deleted and replaced by new EM chapter standards and EPs, EM.09.01.01 through EM.17.01.01.

Other related changes for hospitals and critical access hospitals resulting from the EM project include new EC.02.05.07, EP 11; revised EC.02.06.05, EP 1; revised Standard LD.04.01.10; and deleted LD.04.01.10, EP 1. Standard EC.02.03.01, EP 9 was revised for critical access hospitals only. Please see the posting for Revision to EC.02.03.01, EP 9 for CAH and HAP for additional revisions to this EP.

Prepublication Standards:

Prepublication Standards: Effective July 1, 2022