The 2024 Comprehensive Accreditation Manuals provide the key information your health care organization needs to achieve and maintain continuous standards compliance and experience operational improvement. Each Comprehensive Accreditation Manual describes the current accreditation process and includes all accreditation requirements—standards, elements of performance (EPs), and other requirements—that must be met to achieve The Gold Seal of Approval®:
All standards and EPs effective January 1, 2024
Icons to help navigate documentation and risk areas
Details about The Joint Commission’s accreditation process, policies, and procedures
Additional chapters on required written documentation, the early survey process, and more
In response to customer demand, for many settings you can now choose from a hard-copy or PDF manual. The PDF option is available for single users or as a site license for those who wish to share the PDF manual with others in their facility.
Click here for the abridged versions of the hospital, ambulatory care, or behavioral health care and human services manuals. A 2024 Update Service is available to keep your CAMH or CAMBHC up to date—or to update your current manual.
Note: We do not offer hard-copy and/or PDF manuals for all Joint Commission accreditation programs. If you are interested in accreditation standards for office-based surgery, they are available only electronically through E-dition®, found on your Joint Commission Connect® extranet site or available for purchase here.