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Does TJC require hospitals to provide patient education on COVID-19?
In general, both CMS and The Joint Commission (TJC) require education for patients as needed about the patient’s particular condition(s). CMS requires certain patient education under medication management and discharge planning Conditions of Participation, while TJC under Provision of Care standard PC.02.03.01 requires hospitals to provide “patient education and training based on each patient’s needs and abilities.”
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