The Joint Commission (TJC) is a private sector, non-profit organization based in the United States. It was created by the merging of the Hospital Standardization Program with similar programs run by the American College of Physicians, the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, and the Canadian Medical Association. Unannounced surveys are performed on the entire hospital, including clinical laboratories, in order to gain accreditation for the laboratory and the hospital as a whole.
TJC Survey Process
Compliance with applicable standards is based on the following: