5 Most Challenging Joint Commission Requirements for ASCs
For ambulatory care, the following five requirements were the most challenging, based on noncompliance rate:
1. The organization grants initial, renewed or revised clinical privileges to individuals who are permitted by law and the organization to practice independently (HR.02.01.03) — 52 percent.
2. The organization safely stores medications (MM.03.01.01) — 34 percent.
3. The organization reduces the risk of infections associated with medical equipment,
devices and supplies (IC.02.02.01) — 31 percent.
4. The organization identifies risks for acquiring and transmitting infections (IC.01.03.01) — 24 percent.
5. The organization manages risks related to hazardous materials and waste (EC.02.02.01) — 18 percent.
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