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Revisions to EC.02.03.01, EP 9 for CAH and HAP

The Joint Commission posted editorial changes to its elements of performance (EPs) on January 20, 2022, that resulted from its hospital deeming renewal application. The revisions included changes to EC.02.03.01, EP 9. The revisions to this EP included the deletion of the term “licensed independent practitioner” and using “staff” instead. The intent of this change was that “staff” would include anyone providing care, treatment, or services. Since this may not be clear to our customers, this EP has been revised to specifically address staff and licensed practitioners (which includes licensed independent practitioners). This change is effective July 1, 2022, and the most current version of EP 9, which includes all posted revisions for the July 1, 2022 release, is included below.

Prepublication Standards: Effective July 1, 2022