Proposed Revisions to the Emergency Management Chapter for Laboratory Programs
The Joint Commission is revising its “Emergency Management” (EM) requirements for accredited Laboratory programs. The emergency management chapter requirement will be released in January 2025.
A brief overview of the revisions:
- The primary goal of the revisions is to streamline the chapter to be more cohesive and concise which has resulted in a complete rewrite and restructure of the emergency management (EM) chapter.
- The new and revised emergency management standards will help these organizations develop and improve their actions and responses to emergencies or disasters.
- The EM chapter continues to address preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery.
- Additional focus has been placed on areas such as leadership roles and responsibilities, use of the hazard’s vulnerability analysis, as well as providing EM-related education and training to staff.
Your participation and feedback on these draft standards will be extremely valuable in helping The Joint Commission further update and strengthen the “Emergency Management” chapter requirements.
Step 1: Read the Proposed Requirements
Note: Prior to submitting your comments, download and review the document(s). These documents require Adobe Reader.
Step 2: Provide Your Comments
Tell us what you think. Please submit your comments on the proposed requirements focused on emergency management in office-based settings via the online survey, which will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.
If you are unable to complete this survey in one sitting, the survey tool will automatically save your responses. The survey must be started and completed using the same computer.
Comments will be gathered for six weeks beginning on February 5, 2024 and ending on March 15, 2024.