- Access to care and continuity of services
- Individual and family rights
- Assessment of needs
- Medication management
- Resident and family education
- Prevention and control of infections
- Quality management and improvement
- Governance and leadership
- Staff qualifications and education
- Management of information
- Rehabilitative services
- Complex chronic care management
- Skilled nursing services
General Eligibility Requirements for Survey
Any long-term care organization may apply for JCI accreditation if it meets the following requirements:
- The organization is located outside the United States and its territories.
- The organization is currently in operation as a health care provider organization in the country, licensed (if required), and, at a minimum, does the following:
- Identifies the services it provides, indicating which care, treatment, and/or services it provides directly, under contract, or through some other arrangement.
- Meets parameters for the minimum number of residents/volume of services required for organizations seeking JCI accreditation; that is, a minimum of 10 residents served and 5 residents active at the time of survey.
- Provides long-term care services. Such services encompass any health care services provided by health care professionals (physician, registered nurse, therapist, and the like) to a long-term care facility and may include activities of daily living, rehabilitation services, occupational therapy, medication management, intravenous infusion therapy, ventilator management, and provision of medical equipment.
- Provides care that may be episodic or ongoing in nature.
- The organization assumes, or is willing to assume, responsibility for improving the quality of its care and services.
- The organization provides services addressed by JCI standards.
- The long-term care organization is in full operation, admitting and discharging a volume of residents that will permit the complete evaluation of the implementation and sustained compliance with all current JCI accreditation standards for long-term care.
- The long-term care organization meets the conditions described in the “Accreditation Participation Requirements” (APR) chapter.
Note: If in its reasonable discretion, JCI determines that the applicant does not meet the eligibility criteria for the long-term care accreditation program, JCI will not accept or process the electronic application (E-App) and will notify the long-term care organization of its decision.