Published annually, the 2017 accreditation standards books make a perfect reference guide—handy in meetings, for orientation and training, and as a practical overview of the Joint Commission’s accreditation requirements for achieving the Gold Seal of Approval®. The standards books provide key information your health care organization needs to maintain continuous standards compliance and experience operational improvement.
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Please note: Our standards books are abridged versions of the manuals and contain only the standards requirements and a Glossary. They have every requirement that will be assessed onsite by a Joint Commission surveyor. The chapters with accreditation process information—such as policies and procedures, initiatives, and summaries—ARE NOT INCLUDED. (Note: Consider purchasing a Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for the most exhaustive accreditation information.)