Website Terms of Use

These Terms of Use apply to the websites for The Joint Commission, The Joint Commission Resources, Inc. (JCR) with its division Joint Commission International, and the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare ("Center") (collectively, "The Joint Commission").


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All materials posted on this site are subject to copyrights owned by The Joint Commission. The Joint Commission hereby provides limited permission to the user (you) of this site to reproduce, retransmit, or reprint for such user's own personal use part or all of any document on this site as long as the copyright notice and permission notice contained in such document or portion thereof is included in such reproduction, retransmission, or reprinting. All other reproduction, retransmission, or reprinting of all or part of any document found on this site is expressly prohibited, unless The Joint Commission has expressly granted its prior written consent. All other rights reserved. See the Reprint Permission Policy.


The Joint Commission provides information and services on the Internet as a benefit and service in furtherance of The Joint Commission's mission. The Joint Commission makes no representations about the suitability of this information and these services for any particular purpose.

Although this site includes links providing direct access to other Internet sites, the Joint Commission has not participated in their development and does not monitor or exert any editorial control over these sites. Further, any such linkages do not constitute a Joint Commission endorsement of products and services appearing on other websites.

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Linking to Other Sites

You should be aware that other internet sites that link to The Joint Commission site or to an e-mail may contain terms of use which differ from the provisions of this website.