Almost two-thirds of hospitals are not compliant with Joint Commission’s top LS, EC standards
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July 1, 2018
All of the 10 most-cited standards by The Joint Commission in 2017 were in or linked to the Environment of Care and Life Safety chapters. Those requirements have gone through major revisions in the wake of the adoption of the 2012 NFPA codes, and CMS has voiced strong concerns that accrediting organizations are not being tough enough when surveying the physical environment.