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.