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Is an organization's governing board required to approve Environment of Care management plans?

Any examples are for illustrative purposes only.

There is no specific Joint Commission standard that requires the organization's governing board to approve environment of care management plans. EC.04.01.01 EP15 requires that the environment of care management plans be evaluated annually.  This may be conducted by the governing board or another body such as the environment of care committee and the organization's leadership.
Manual: Hospital and Hospital Clinics
Chapter: Environment of Care EC
First published date: April 11, 2016 This Standards FAQ was first published on this date.
This page was last updated on October 29, 2021

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