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June 21, 2016

The Joint Commission Changes Requirements for CT Technologists

The Joint Commission (TJC) has recently changed its February 2016 requirements for accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals, and ambulatory care organizations that provide diagnostic imaging services after receiving significant feedback from rural and critical access hospitals.

The newest requirements, updated on June 17, 2016, no longer require that CT technologists obtain advanced-level CT certification by January 2018. Look for “Prepublication Standards – New Requirements for Diagnostic Imaging Services - Urgent Update (June 16, 2016)” on TJC’s Prepublication Standards web page. Also see TJC’s Perspectives article for more information. The new requirements are effective September 1, 2016.

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