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Joint Commission eliminates life safety Plans for Improvement

As of August 1, The Joint Commission will no longer accept hospital Plans for Improvement for life safety deficiencies identified by surveyors, the accreditor announced today. Hospitals will now have 60 days to fix any and all life safety deficiencies, unless they receive a waiver from a CMS regional office for additional time. The change was announced at the American Society of Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) annual conference by George Mills, director of engineering for The Joint Commission, according to an ASHE advisory alert. The change comes at the request of CMS, which had asked The Joint Commission to revise its Statements of Conditions process. Visit here for more information on the changes.

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Brian Ward About the Author: Brian Ward is an Associate Editor at HCPro working on accreditation news.

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  1. Hmm..very well)
    Thanks!

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