JCI Hospital 7th Edition eBook Package (English, PDF Book)


Have your 7th edition compliance resources in one electronic package!

Release Date: 1 April 2020. English version.

Effective Date: 1 January 2021.

Package includes two PDF books:

  • JCI Accreditation Standards for Hospitals, 7th Edition, English version (PDF Book)

Published 1 April 2020. 424 pages. ISBN: 978-1-63585-149-6 

  • JCI Survey Process Guide for Hospitals, 7th edition, English version (PDF Book)

Published 1 April 2020. 170 pages. ISBN: 978-1-63585-150-2 

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JCI Hospital 7th Edition eBook Package
  • Joint Commission International Survey Process Guide for Hospitals, 7th edition
  • JCI Hospital 7th Edition eBook Package
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Product Description

Product Description

This package includes two PDF books: 

  • JCI Accreditation Standards for Hospitals, 7th Edition
  • JCI Survey Process Guide for Hospitals, 7th Edition

The standards in the 7th Edition standards manual are divided into two main sections: 1) patient-centered care and 2) health care organization management. In addition, two chapters are included for hospitals that meet eligibility criteria for academic medical center accreditation—these standards address additional requirements for medical professional education and human subjects research.

Highlights of Changes in the Standards Manual:

  • Develop and implement a process to improve the safety of look-alike/sound-alike medications. 
  • Develop and implement risk reduction strategies for managing clinical alarm systems
  • Establish a process to identify patients at risk for suicide and self-harm 
  • Establish and implement a program for the use of lasers and other optical radiation devices 
  • Address cleaning and disinfection of the environment and environmental surfaces 
  • Implement interim measures to address safety of the building’s occupants during construction, maintenance, or a breakdown or repair
  • Introduced new Patient Centered Care (PCC) chapter by consolidating Patient and Family Rights (PFR) and Patient and Family Education (PFE) chapters.

Key Features of the Standards Manual:

  • Summary of changes to standards requirements
  • Chapter overviews describing the focus of each chapter
  • List of standards-only at the beginning of each chapter for quick reference
  • Updated and new references providing evidence and support for key topics in the standards
  • Accreditation Participation Requirements (APRs)

Key Features of the Survey Process Guide:

  • Eligibility requirements and JCI accreditation application information
  • Scoring guidelines and accreditation decision rules
  • Survey preparation and survey planning tools
  • Sample agendas for on-site surveys
  • Details about the on-site survey process, including descriptions of on-site survey activities and interview sessions

Corrections to 7th Edition:

The current 7th Edition Hospital Standards and 7th Edition Survey Process Guide for Hospitals include typographical corrections and other clarifications as of 20 October 2020.

Please click each of the following links to access the lists of 7th Edition corrections and clarifications in each book:

Corrections to the 7th Edition Hospital Standards

Corrections to the 7th Edition Hospital Survey Process Guide

Effective Date

Effective Date

Important Notice:

The effective date of Joint Commission International Accreditation Standards for Hospitals, 7th Edition has changed to 1 January 2021.  

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we recognize that hospitals are focused on ensuring safe, quality patient care and may not have enough time to learn and comply with new and revised standards requirements by the scheduled effective date of 1 October 2020.  Therefore, the effective date of these standards is now 1 January 2021.

All hospitals with an accreditation survey scheduled on or before 31 December 2020 will be surveyed under the 6th edition of the hospital standards.

If you have any questions, please contact JCI.

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