Joint Commission publishes 2009 standards online

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The Joint Commission’s revised standards, rationales and elements of performance for 2009 are now available online.

While the commission said that no new requirements were added, chapter overviews, standards, introductions, rationales and elements of performance were designed for ease of use. In the standards reorganization, requirements were split or consolidated. Standards have been renumbered and reordered to allow electronic sorting and to allow the addition of new requirements in the future.

The commission said that a history tracking report is available online to help organizations see what changes occurred from previous to revised standards. The tracking allows users to see what happened to each standard, its new number and how it changed.