This isn't the first time I've voiced disdain and ire about "The Joint Commission" (cue reverential music).
But while I rant in my crude, unsophisticated fashion; Dr. Whitecoat does the same... only with panache. Head on over to Dr. Whitecoat and read this little gem.
Just be sure you're not eating/drinking anything lest you do a spit-take...
I firmly believe ERnursey is right when she says this about JCAHO:
They are like any governmental entity, they make stuff up that makes no sense in the quest to ensure their own continued existence.
Couldn't agree more.