Joint Commission's Updates to Pain Assessment and Management Standards Extended to Home Care and Nursing Care Centers

January 25, 2019 | Aging Services Risk Management


Joint Commission–accredited nursing care centers and home health services will be affected by new and revised pain assessment and management standards that will take effect July 1, 2019, according to a January 9, 2019, article by Joint Commission. To explain the rationale and the evidence supporting these changes, Joint Commission has published in-depth reports specifically for each of these care settings, with one report each: nursing care centers and home health.

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