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Proposed Revisions to the Nursing Care Center Accreditation Program and Memory Care Certification

The Joint Commission is revising the standards for the nursing care center (NCC) accreditation program and the NCC memory care certification (MCC) program. These standards are being revised to further promote patient safety and quality of care and align the accreditation and certification requirements with the latest scientific evidence, practice guidelines, and recommendations from nationally recognized organizations. The new and revised requirements cross several chapters and address quality and safety concerns such as infection control practices, pressure injury prevention and care, and dementia care.

Step 1: Read the Proposed Standards

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Proposed Revisions to the Nursing Care Center Accreditation Program and Memory Care Certification

Step 2: Provide Your Comments

Tell us what you think. You can submit your comments in one of the following ways:

  • Submit your comments via the online survey, which will take approximately 35-45 minutes to complete.
  • Submit your comments via email.

Comments will be gathered for six weeks beginning on September 15, 2021 and ending on October 27, 2021.

Questions?

Mamello Tekateka  – Division of Standards and Survey Methods – at 630.792.5805 or .