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PolicySource: P&Ps for Compliance with Joint Commission Requirements

Dozens of downloadable, sample  policies and procedures required by Joint Commission standards, reviewed and approved by The Joint Commission. Updated as requirements change so your P&Ps are always compliant. 

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Site License. An annual subscription to PolicySource™ gives your site online access to the product for 12 months from the date of purchase.

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Select your setting below to learn more. (Currently available for Hospital/Critical Access Hospital; Behavioral Health Care and Human Services; Home Care; and Ambulatory Care/Office-Based Surgery. (Coming soon for Nursing Care Centers/Assisted Living Communities and Laboratories.)

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Product Description

Product Description

Are you continually challenged to keep pace with evolving regulations, standards, and practices—and to review and update your policies and procedures (P&Ps) to maintain compliance?

To help your health care organization tackle these challenges, Joint Commission Resources developed PolicySource™: P&Ps for Compliance with Joint Commission Requirements, an online collection of sample P&Ps that meet your organization's needs to comply with accreditation requirements. Site License.

On this easy-to-navigate, web-based portal, you’ll find standardized, downloadable, adaptable policies, procedures, protocols, and plans organized by and correlated to actual Joint Commission standards in the Comprehensive Accreditation Manuals. We provide a standardized policy or procedure (P&P) for nearly every Joint Commission–required written P&P, making it an invaluable resource for any organization needing to improve its collection of P&Ps or a health care system navigating a merger or acquisition requiring consistent P&Ps across sites.

We’ll update PolicySource to sync with twice-annual Joint Commission standards updates:

  • If a new Joint Commission standard has required written documentation, a new sample policy addressing the requirement will appear in the next update of PolicySource
  • If a current documentation requirement changes, we’ll update the correlated sample P&P to align with the changes

An annual subscription to PolicySource site license also provides:

  • Introductory material that explains why P&Ps are necessary and how best to develop and manage them
  • A P&P checklist that identifies any standard requiring written documentation
  • Standardized templates to use when writing or updating your own policies, procedures, and plans

Please note: PolicySource was developed for a U.S. audience. However, many good practices can be drawn from its policies and procedures to assist international organizations in their efforts to provide high-quality, safe care.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Click on the specific Table of Contents below for details about the version of your choice.

Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals Version
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Behavioral Health Care and Human Services Version
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Ambulatory Care & Office Based Surgery Version
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Home Care Version
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Sample Pages

Sample Pages

Click on the Hospital Sample Pages below for examples of the sample policies and procedures included with a subscription to PolicySource Hospital and Critical Access Hospital.
Hospital Sample Pages

Click on the Behavioral Sample Pages below for examples of the sample policies and procedures included with a subscription to PolicySource Behavioral Health Care and Human Services Version.
Behavioral Sample Pages

Click on the Ambulatory Sample Pages below for examples of the sample policies and procedures included with a subscription to PolicySource Ambulatory Care & Office Based Surgery Version.
Ambulatory Sample Pages

Click on the Home Care Sample Pages below for examples of the sample policies and procedures included with a subscription to PolicySource Home Care Version.
Home Care Sample Pages

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