Each Comprehensive Accreditation Manual describes the current accreditation process and includes all the accreditation requirements that must be met to achieve The Gold Seal of Approval®. The 2020 Comprehensive Accreditation Manuals provide the key information your health care organization needs to achieve and maintain continuous standards compliance and experience operational improvement.
The accreditation manuals include the following:
All standards effective January 1, 2020
Icons to help navigate scoring, criticality, and risk areas addressed in the Focused Standards Assessment
Details about The Joint Commission’s accreditation process, policies, and procedures
Additional chapters on required written documentation, the early survey process, Quality Check, and more
In response to customer demand, you can now choose from a print or PDF manual in four accreditation settings—ambulatory care, behavioral health care, home care, and hospitals. This new PDF option—available as a single-user or site license—puts the content of the manuals a simple search away! It provides you with direct digital access to the standards and elements of performance (effective January 1, 2020) you need to reference.
for the abridged versions of the hospital, ambulatory care, or behavioral health care manuals. A 2020 Update Service is available to keep your CAMH
, or CAMHC
up to date—or to update your current CAM.