Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations Law and Legal Definition

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (“JCAHO”) is a private sector not-for-profit organization which accredits hospitals and other healthcare agencies such as drug treatment facilities, free-standing surgical centers, and rehabilitation facilities. The JCAHO conducts a multidisciplinary survey and review of all aspects of the healthcare organization's services including management, medical staff, quality assurance, clinical services, nursing, and physical plant.