Environment of Care Management Plan - Annual Evaluation

What is the annual evaluation requirement for Environment of Care management plans?

By evaluating the management plans, the organization can make sure that the plans remain relevant and useful guides for managing the environment of care. A review of the plans’ scope includes a determination of whether any new services, programs, or sites that were added in the past year (or the last 12-month period of evaluation) need to be addressed by the plans or if new hazards have been introduced into the environment that now need to be covered. A review of the plans’ effectiveness could be accomplished through a review of incident reports as well as evaluation of other known issues such as problems identified in the critique of fire drills or environmental tours. A review of the plans’ objectives would include a determination of whether the previous year’s objectives were met and if any new objectives/improvements should be established to address problems identified in the review of the plans’ effectiveness. An overall determination of plan performance effectiveness for the review period is to be made.
Last updated on February 21, 2018
Manual: Critical Access Hospital
Chapter: Environment of Care EC

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