Effective Nov. 12, 2012, The Joint Commission’s Focused Standards Assessment will replace the former Periodic Performance Review process. The new name reflects the importance of the organization’s assessments of high-risk areas critical to safety and quality of care.
Rather than a periodic performance review, high-risk identified standards will be reported on annually. The Joint Commission classified the standards of highest risk and identified them on the new assessment. All standards can be scored in the review, but the Joint Commission requires that Risk Standards all be scored. The new Focused Standards Assessment will need to be submitted 12 and 24 months following an organization’s last triennial survey.
Brookhaven Retreat will complete the new Focused Standards Assessment yearly as part of an internal self-evaluation to ensure continued compliance with Joint Commission standards. Compliance with these standards is part of Brookhaven Retreat’s ongoing efforts to deliver the best in residential treatment for women with mental health or substance abuse issues.
The new Focused Standards Assessment will be due in April. Brookhaven Retreat plans to begin work on the standards assessments in the first quarter of 2013.