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JCAHO REQUIREMENT: Revisions to Waived Testing Standards Reflect Advancements in the Field

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To address the growing number of waived testing methods, as well as the risk to patient safety and quality of care if waived testing is performed improperly, the Joint Commission approved revisions to its waived testing standards. They will be effective January 1, 2005, for ambulatory care, assisted living, behavioral health care, home care, hospital, laboratory, and long term care.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: July 1, 2004

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  • The Joint Commission Perspectives gives you the what, when, and how to help your organization stay up-to-date on The Joint Commission initiatives and maintain continuous standards compliance. Perspectives is your primary source of timely, readable, and useful information about changes to Joint Commission standards and requirements, the survey/review process, the scoring and decision process, patient safety initiatives, ORYX® performance measurement requirements, and much more.

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