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Interpreting Joint Commission Standards: FAQs
The Joint Commission’s standards are developed with input from a variety of health care professionals, consumers, government agencies and other experts. They form the basis of our evaluation process, and they help you measure, assess and improve your performance.
Find Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Please use the tool below to search our FAQ database to find answers to common questions regarding our standards.
Note: To provide adequate support to those organizations that are either accredited/certified or seeking accreditation/certification, we will only answer those questions submitted by those organizations seeking accreditation/certification or currently accredited/certified by the Joint Commission. The Joint Commission no longer answers questions submitted by students or vendors. Thank you for your understanding.