Published annually, the 2021 accreditation standards books for hospitals, ambulatory care, and behavioral health care 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.
Please note: Our standards books are abridged versions of the manuals and contain only the standards requirements, a Glossary, and a standards applicability grid. 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. If you need that additional information, or standards for another accreditation program, consider purchasing a 2021 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for the most exhaustive accreditation information.)