JCI Accreditation Standards for Home Care, 2nd Edition Field Review Underway

Friday, March 12 2021

Joint Commission International (JCI) has begun development of the 2nd edition of the JCI Accreditation Standards for Home Care, scheduled for publication 4 October 2021, with an effective date of 4 April 2022. As part of standards development, we are seeking input from accredited organizations on the proposed new standards during the field review period. The field review is a critical component of JCI standards development that allows for accredited home care organizations, subject matter experts, and selected stakeholders to provide recommendations on how new and proposed accreditation standards impact patient care, quality improvement, and patient safety.

JCI is pleased to recognize your organization’s continuing dedication to quality patient care through accreditation by extending an invitation to representatives from your organization to participate in the field review of the JCI Accreditation Standards for Home Care, 2nd Edition. The field review is open from 15 March – 5 April 2021.

To obtain a full understanding of organizations’ experiences with the standards, we request that organizations select 1-2 individuals with direct knowledge of the standards and accreditation process. We suggest that these individuals be the Chief Operating Officer and Accreditation Coordinator, or similar role, as these staff typically have a broad technical understanding of the standards.

The JCI Accreditation Standards for Home Care, 2nd Edition has been reorganized to group concepts under chapter names that align with the chapter names in other JCI Accreditation programs, such as the hospital and ambulatory programs. The standards have also been updated to account for advances in home care and to promote quality and patient safety.

For your reference, an outline is provided with the proposed new and significantly changed standards along with the specific questionnaire that we request field review participants to complete.

The survey questionnaire may also be accessed separately through this link.

We would be grateful for your response by 5 April 2021, and we thank you in advance for your participation.

Please direct any questions to .



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