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Proposed New Requirement on Distinct Identification in Newborns: NPSG.01.01.01, EP 3

Start Date: March 6, 2018
End Date: April 17, 2018

The Joint Commission is developing a new requirement for the Hospital and Critical Access Hospital accreditation programs. The new element of performance (EP) will be added to the National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) chapter and will apply only to hospitals and critical access hospitals that provide obstetric services, specifically labor and delivery, nursery care, and/or NICU services. The proposed requirement will strengthen organizations’ identification methods for newborns post-delivery in order to prevent errors when delivering care, treatment, or services to this vulnerable population. 

The Joint Commission is interested in your thoughts about the proposed consolidations. Please access the survey below to provide feedback.

Step 1: Read the Proposed Standards 

Note: Prior to submitting your comments, download and review the document(s) below.
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Step 2: Provide Your Comments 

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

  1. Submit your comments via the Online Survey, which will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.  

  2. Submit your comments via the online form

  3. Submit your comments via mail. 

The Joint Commission
Department of Standards and Survey Methods
Proposed Requirements for Distinct Identification in Newborns
One Renaissance Blvd. 
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

Comments will be gathered for 6 weeks beginning on 
March 6, 2018 and ending on April 17, 2018.



Contact Kate Kornfeind – Division of Standards and Survey Methods – at (630) 792-5751 or 

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