August 7, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is The Joint Commission?
A. The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Read more here.

Q. I heard that The Joint Commission has new standards for opioid prescribing. What are they?
A. New and updated pain management standards for hospitals accredited by The Joint Commission go into effect January 1, 2018. Information is available here.

Q. Where can I find your standards?
A. FAQs regarding The Joint Commission’s standards are available here. Joint Commission standards for all accredited and certified organizations are in the manuals available for purchase here.

Q. Where can I find information on a Joint Commission accredited or certified health care organization?
A. Quality Reports for Joint Commission accredited and/or certified health care organizations are available at www.QualityCheck.org. Quality Reports include an organization’s accreditation status, date of most recent on-site survey or review, and previous accreditation or certification decisions.

Q. What information is available on a health care organization that I’m writing about?
A. Information about accredited and certified health care organizations is available on The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website here. The Joint Commission’s Public Information Policy also outlines information that is available to the public about accredited and/or certified health care organizations.