The 2024 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Nursing Care Centers (CAMALC) provides all nursing care center standards, elements of performance (EPs), National Patient Safety Goals®, and Accreditation Participation Requirements (APRs) effective January 1, 2024.
Please note: This PDF manual is published annually. It will not be updated throughout 2024. Please refer to your E-dition® for any updates.
Accreditation requirements, including standards, EPs, National Patient Safety Goals, and Accreditation Participation Requirements effective January 1, 2024
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
Standards and EPs for optional Post–Acute Care and Memory Care certifications
Keys to successfully using the manual for survey preparedness
Survey readiness tools, including compliance prompts, documentation checklists, and action planning worksheets in every standards chapter
Icons to help navigate documentation requirements as well as risk areas
“What’s New” summary of changes
Standards: All nursing care center standards
Setting: Organizations accredited under the Nursing Care Center Accreditation Program, including those that provide specialized services to patients or residents, which may include rehabilitative care, dementia-specific memory care, and long-term nursing care
Key Audience: Staff responsible for accreditation, compliance, patient safety, or quality improvement