The 2019 Environment of Care® Crosswalk is a one-stop e-book for all Joint Commission Environment of Care (EC), Emergency Management (EM), and Life Safety (LS) standards and elements of performance (effective January 1, 2019) for hospitals and the industry standards and regulations that align with them. It compares the 2019 Joint Commission EC, EM, and LS standards for hospitals with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and other regulations and requirements, including those from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), USP 797, American Institute of Architects (AIA), ASHRAE, American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI).
Easy-to-read and understand crosswalk listings include quick links to applicable standards, regulations, and reference material. This crosswalk represents an essential time- and labor-saving tool for hospital facility and emergency management staff, as well as the vendors they work with, to help keep facilities safe.
Standards and regulations compliance
Joint Commission EC, EM, and LS standards and EPs as of January 1, 2018
CMS, OSHA, NFPA, EPA, and other regulations
CDC, ADA, USP 797, AIA, ASHRAE, AANSI, AAMI, and other requirements
Easy-to-read crosswalk listings
Links to related applicable requirements and regulations
Links to related agencies and associations
Searchable electronic text
Standards: All hospital EC, EM, and LS standards effective January 1, 2018
Settings: Organizations accredited under the Hospital Accreditation Program, including general, acute psychiatric, pediatric, medical/surgical specialty, long term acute care, and rehabilitation hospitals
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