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Certification Requirements - Expectation for Maintaining Current Certifications (BLS, ACLS, CPR, etc)

Are additional waivers available for ACLS, BLS, CPR Certifications?

Any examples are for illustrative purposes only.

The Joint Commission has worked closely with certification providers and CMS.  Certification providers have stated they do not intend to provide any further extensions on certification card expiration dates.  CMS has confirmed there are no waivers for these certifications except for ESRD organizations.  Therefore, organizations will be surveyed to the National, State and Organizational requirements for ACLS, BLS, and CPR Certification, and organizations should take steps as soon as possible to ensure staff have current certification to meet these requirements.
 
Manual: Assisted Living Community
Chapter: Human Resources HR
Last reviewed by Standards Interpretation: December 22, 2021 Represents the most recent date that the FAQ was reviewed (e.g. annual review).
First published date: September 24, 2020 This Standards FAQ was first published on this date.
This page was last updated on December 22, 2021 with update notes of: Review only, FAQ is current Types of changes and an explanation of change type: Editorial changes only: Format changes only. No changes to content. | Review only, FAQ is current: Periodic review completed, no changes to content. | Reflects new or updated requirements: Changes represent new or revised requirements.

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