Our best-selling accreditation resource now available as a PDF! The CAMH PDF manual provides you with direct digital access to the elements of performance for hospital standards, National Patient Safety Goals®, and Accreditation Participation Requirements (APRs) effective January 1, 2022. All the information you need is here, in one easy-to-use, authoritative, and accessible PDF. The PDF format allows you to easily jump to the key words or standards you need to reference.
Please note: This PDF manual is a digital version of the hard copy Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals effective January 1, 2021. It will not be updated with standards effective July 1, 2022.
Accreditation requirements including the standards, National Patient Safety Goals®, and Accreditation Participation Requirements effective January 1, 2022
Standards and elements of performance for optional primary care medical home certification
Accreditation process information about Joint Commission policies and procedures and practical survey preparation information on the Early Survey Policy, documentation requirements, standards applicability, and more
Keys to successfully using the manual for survey preparedness
Regulatory requirements for deemed status
Icons to help navigate documentation requirements as well as risk areas
"What's New" summary of changes
PDF format—printable, downloadable, and accessible
Standards: All hospital standards
Setting: Organizations accredited under the Hospital Accreditation Program, including general, acute psychiatric, pediatric, medical/surgical specialty, long term acute care, and rehabilitation hospitals
Key Audience: Staff responsible for accreditation, compliance, patient safety, or quality improvement
If you’d prefer a hard copy manual or one that can be updated with replacement pages, consider the 2022 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals (choose "Hard Copy" from the drop down menu for Book Format above) and its 2022 CAMH Hospital Update Service. For the abridged version consider 2022 Hospital Accreditation Standards.