CHA News Article

The Joint Commission and IMQ Continue Negotiations
Agreement expiration date extended to Sept. 30

The Joint Commission and the Institute for Medical Quality continue to negotiate a new agreement for collaborating on joint surveys through the Consolidated Accreditation and Licensure Survey (CALS) process. In the meantime, the organizations have agreed to move forward in establishing a voluntary option for hospital participation in the CALS process. Because they don’t expect a new agreement to be signed before the May 26 expiration of the current agreement, the expiration date has been extended to Sept. 30. The attached letter with additional details was sent to all California hospitals that are accredited by The Joint Commission and includes contact information for hospitals that have additional questions about the accreditation process.