Vaccination for Licenses Independent Practitioners

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Vaccination for Licenses Independent Practitioners

The standard is effective July 1, 2012, for all accreditation programs (except ambulatory health, behavioral health, home care, laboratory services, and office-based surgery programs, and for the Medicare/Medicaid certification –based long term care program option). The exceptions have an effective date of July 1, 2013. Before December 2011, this standard only applied to critical access hospitals, hospitals, and long

term care accreditation programs. The standard for the flu vaccination is IC.02.04.01 and can be found on The Joint Commission website. This standard is for on-site services only. Let’s talk more about the vaccination for Licenses Independent Practitioners

The elements of performance for this standard are as follows:

  1. The organization establishes an annual influenza vaccination program offered to licensed independent practitioners and staff.
  2. The organization educates licensed independent practitioners and staff about, at a minimum, the influenza vaccine; nonvaccine control and prevention measures; and the diagnosis, transmission and impact of influenza.
  3. The organization provides influenza vaccination at sites and times accessible to licensed independent practitioners and staff.
  4. The organization includes in its infection control plan the goal of improving influenza vaccination rates.
  5. The organization sets incremental influenza vaccination goals: consistent with achieving the 90% rate established in the national influenza initiatives for 2020.
  6. The organization has a written description of the methodology used to determine influenza vaccination rates.
  7. The organization evaluates the reasons given by staff and licensed independent practitioners for declining the influenza vaccination.
  8. The organization improves its vaccination rates according to its established goals at least annually.
  9. The organization provides influenza rate data to key stakeholders, including leaders, licensed independent practitioners, nursing staff, and other staff at least annually.

The standards were written due to the effect on safety in patient care. Patient safety is increased with the decreased exposure to the influenza virus while receiving health care.

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