JCAHO Accreditation Standards for Long-Term Care Facilities Concerning Smoking
The organization develops and implements a policy to prohibit
smoking except in specified circumstances.
This standard is intended to reduce the following risks:
To people who smoke, including possible adverse effects on care, treatment, or
Of passive smoking for others.
The standard prohibits smoking in all areas of all building(s) under the
organization's control, except for residents in circumstances specified in the
Elements of Performance below.