The Joint Commission Seeks Comments on Mandatory Influenza Vaccination Proposal

The Joint Commission seeks comments on a proposal that would require licensed independent practitioners and staff to undergo influenza vaccination. The proposal includes revisions to current requirements for hospitals, critical access hospitals and long-term care accreditation programs. It also includes new requirements for ambulatory care, behavioural health care, home care, laboratory, Medicare-based long-term care and office-based surgery accreditation programs.

The Joint Commission will accept comments until May 17.

05-10-2011 05:06 (EDT)