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Joint Commission and CLAS Standards

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Since the 1950s The Joint Commission (TJC) has been the most influential hospital accreditation body in the United States. More than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States maintain Joint Commission accreditation by adhering to standards centering on safe and effective care. Joint Commission standards are developed with input from health care professionals, providers, subject matter experts, consumers, government agencies (including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) and employers. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus and approved by the Board of Commissioners. New standards are added only if they relate to patient safety…

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