Joint Commission updates standards


Subject Matter: Article | Topics: Codes and standards

 The Joint Commission has released updated prepublication standards that include new, revised, and relocated elements of performance. The changes cover topics such as emergency lighting system testing; inspecting and testing medical gas and vacuum systems; updating NFPA code numbering in references; and adding more specificity to existing elements of performance. The prepublications are available on the Joint Commission website, and ASHE is working to develop guidance explaining the changes. The effective date of the prepublication standards is January 1, 2018.

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