Emergency Management

Healthcare Compliance Updates – March 2022

ACCREDITATION UPDATES   New Emergency Management Program Required for July 2022 As discussed earlier in Cohan Healthcare Compliance Updates; December 2021, the Joint Commission (TJC) has developed new standards for the Emergency Management (EM) Chapter which are based on the “all hazards approach” to emergency preparedness. Due to the pandemic, the primary goal stated by
Read More

Healthcare Compliance Updates – January 2022

ACCREDITATION UPDATES New, Revised, and Deleted 2022 Physical Environment The New Year always brings the excitement of change to the Joint Commission (TJC) Standards for the Physical Environment Chapters of the accreditation manual. This year is no exception, with new, revised, and deleted requirements reflected in the Elements of Performance (EP) for the Environment of
Read More

Healthcare Compliance Updates – December 2021

ACCREDITATION UPDATES   CMS Review of New TJC Emergency Management Standards In the December edition of its EC News, the Joint Commission’s (TJC) announced that new Emergency Management (EM) Standards for Hospital and Critical Access Hospitals are under review by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for survey as soon as July 2022.
Read More

Healthcare Compliance Updates – October 2021

ACCREDITATION SURVEY UPDATES   TJC to Increase Focus on Workplace Violence Healthcare organizations are reporting an increase in workplace violence events, partially a result of the impact of the pandemic. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) identifies workplace violence “as any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening disruptive behavior
Read More

Healthcare Compliance Updates – September 2021

ACCREDITATION SURVEY UPDATES   Selecting the Correct Portable Fire Extinguisher Selecting the proper portable fire extinguisher for protecting patients, staff, and visitors is extremely important. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers, found in NFPA 10-2010 Chapter 5, provides this information which is a part of The Joint Commission (TJC) accreditation
Read More

Healthcare Compliance Updates: April 2021

ACCREDITATION UPDATES OSHA’s Proposed Rule Update to Hazard Communication Standard To align the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) with the current edition of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), OSHA proposed a rule “update” for later this year. The 300-page document strives to improve labeling directions for hazardous chemical containers and
Read More

Talk to an expert about your compliance needs.