JCI Accreditation Standards for Clinical Care Program Certification (CCPC), 4th Edition Field Review Underway
Joint Commission International (JCI) has begun development of the 4th edition of the JCI Certification Standards for Clinical Care Program Certification (CCPC), scheduled for publication 1 July 2023, with an effective date of 1 January 2024. 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 JCI-accredited organizations, subject matter experts, and selected stakeholders to provide recommendations on how new and proposed certification standards impact patient care, quality improvement, and clinical care processes and procedures.
JCI is pleased to recognize your organization’s continuing dedication to quality patient care through accreditation and certification by extending an invitation to representatives from your organization to participate in the field review of the JCI Certification Standards for Clinical Care Program Certification, 4th Edition. The field review is open from 07 December 2022 – 29 December 2022.
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/Certification Coordinator, or similar role, as these staff typically have a broad technical understanding of the standards.
The JCI Clinical Care Program Certification Standards, 4th Edition has been revised and reorganized to align with the applicable requirements found in the JCI Accreditation Standards for Hospitals, 7th Edition, the Joint Commission Disease-Specific Care Certification Core Manual, January 2022 Edition, current evidence-based practices, clinical practice guidelines, and for the purpose of clarifying requirements and expectations. The standards have also been updated to account for advances in disease-specific 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 29 December 2022, and we thank you in advance for your participation.