On September 25, 2020, the following information was released by The Joint Commission (TJC). TJC has worked closely with certification providers and CMS. Certification providers have stated they do not intend to provide any further extensions on certification card expiration dates. CMS has confirmed there are no waivers for these certifications except for ESRD organizations. Therefore, organizations will be surveyed to the National, State and Organizational requirements for ACLS, BLS, and CPR Certification, and organizations should take steps as soon as possible to ensure staff have current certification to meet these requirements.
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