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Ring in 2009 with a better emergency preparedness plan

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January 1, 2009

As of January 1, 2009, The Joint Commission will break out emergency management into its own chapter of the accreditation manual.

Although this move won’t bring any new requirements, the new chapter acts as a flashing light signaling the accreditor will likely scrutinize your disaster plan more closely, says James Kendig, vice president and safety officer of Health First in Rockledge, FL.

Also, within the new chapter, The Joint Commission (formerly JCAHO) clarifies some existing emergency management requirements.

As of January 1, 2009, The Joint Commission will break out emergency management into its own chapter of the accreditation manual. Although this move won’t bring any new requirements, the new chapter acts as a flashing light signaling the accreditor will likely scrutinize your disaster plan more closely, says James Kendig, vice president and safety officer of Health First in Rockledge, FL. Also, within the new chapter, The Joint Commission (formerly JCAHO) clarifies some existing emergency management requirements.



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