Accreditation Resource Services Newsletter
December 2020

ARS Regulatory Alerts

CIHQ-ARS notifies member organizations of any new or modified accreditation standard, or CMS COP for acute care hospitals. Each alert summarizes the standard / regulation, likely impact to members, and recommends compliance strategies. Whenever possible, alerts are limited to one-page in length so that they can be quickly read and disseminated.

New Regulatory Alert

Alert Date
November, 12 2020
Alert Subject
The Joint Commission to Modify the Environment of Care Survey Process
Alert Applicability
Acute Care Ambulatory Care Behavioral Health
Critical Access Home Health / Hospice Laboratory
Long Term Care Office-Based Surgery  
Alert Background
In an online posting dated November 11, 2020, The Joint Commission announced modifications to the Environment of Care survey process.
Discussion & Recommendations
To view the discussion & recommendations ARS Organization Members can download this alert in its entirety when logged-in/connected to the ARS Members section. All alerts are archived in the member’s only section of our web site for future access and reference.
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New Regulatory Alert

Alert Date
November, 28 2020
Alert Subject
The Joint Commission Makes Revisions to Life Safety Standard LS.02.01.35
Alert Applicability
Acute Care Ambulatory Care Behavioral Health
Critical Access Home Health / Hospice Laboratory
Long Term Care Office-Based Surgery  
Alert Background
In an online posting dated November 25, 2020, The Joint Commission announced revisions to Life Safety (LS) Standard LS.02.01.35, element of performance (EP) 7 for hospitals, critical access hospitals and behavioral health care organizations effective January 1, 2021.
Discussion & Recommendations
To view the discussion & recommendations ARS Organization Members can download this alert in its entirety when logged-in/connected to the ARS Members section. All alerts are archived in the member’s only section of our web site for future access and reference.
Not an ARS Member Organization?
» Find out how to Enroll and enjoy these as well as other benefits from ARS!