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New and Revised Emergency Management Standards

Effective July 1, 2024, new and revised “Emergency Management” (EM) requirements have been approved for all Joint Commission-accredited ambulatory care organizations and office-based surgery practices.

The Joint Commission undertook a thorough analysis and rewrite of the EM chapter that resulted in reorganizing requirements, renumbering standards, reducing the number of elements of performance (EPs) by over 40% for ambulatory care organizations, and eliminating redundant requirements for office-based surgery practices. As a result of the EM revisions, IM.01.01.03, EPs 5 and EP 6 were deleted from the ambulatory requirements.

Prepublication standards:

Prepublication Standards – Effective July 1, 2024