In June, the Joint Commission resumed its survey process after a three-month hiatus. Here is what hospitals should know before the Joint Commission comes knocking.

The organization said its primary focus will not be on scoring all hospital standards that are out of compliance during the pandemic. However, there are several requirements related to the maintenance of equipment and utilities that could pose safety concerns if left unchecked for a full accreditation cycle, The Joint Commission said.

The organization will focus on hospitals’ current compliance with these requirements during surveys, rather than if they maintained them throughout the pandemic’s peak this spring. If hospitals are found to be out of compliance, The Joint Commission will issue a requirement for improvement. 

Read the full article on Becker’s Hospital Review.