Joint Commission: new requirements for health +wellness programs for behaviora health

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    Joint Commission issues new requirements for health and wellness programs
    The Joint Commission has issued new requirements for hospitals accredited for behavioral health care, which includes health and wellness promotion programs. These institutions must have a must have a written plan, get input from the community, identify resources in the community that support the organizationís services, and integrate evidence-based guidelines. Read more.
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    I don't think Joint Commission requires that you have prevention and wellness promtion services, just if you DO provide the service that you meet the Standard and Elements of Performance.

    The attachment has the following before the two Standards and each Element of Performance:

    "For organizations that provide prevention and wellness promotion services:"

    Therefore if you do not provide prevention and wellness promtion services, it would be NA for your organization.


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