Joint Commission

An independent, not-for-profit organization, the Joint Commission is the nations predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Since 1951, the Joint Commission has maintained state-of-the-art standards that focus on improving the quality and safety of care provided by health care organizations. The Joint Commissions comprehensive accreditation process evaluates an organizations compliance with these standards and other accreditation requirements. They also have an extensive education function.