2018 Accreditation Requirements for Acute Care Hospitals

Effective March 1, 2018

Please forward this accreditation information to the following members of your Leadership Team:

  • Senior Leadership
  • Vice-President, Medical Staff Affairs
  • Chief Medical Officer
  • Chief Nursing Executive
  • Director, Swing Bed Program

2018 Manual Updates

Revised Standards

HFAP has revised Chapter 32 Swing Beds to be in compliance with Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities as posted in the Federal Register on October 4, 2016. This final rule revises requirements for swing beds.

The Federal Register final rule results in the revision of nearly all standards in this chapter. These standards have also been renumbered to reflect the new Code of Federal Regulations (CfR) assignment.

Retired Standards

  • 03.05.01 through 03.05.03 Utilization of Osteopathic Methods & Concepts Committee
  • 10.01.32 Actions Taken to Improve Glycemic Control
  • 12.01.06 HFAP Clinical Quality Measurement Program

These revised requirements will be effective March 1, 2018.

Please download the final and redline versions of Chapter 32 – Swing Beds below. The full 2018 Acute Care manual will be made available in the coming weeks.


October 4, 2016 Federal Register final rule

Questions? Please contact us at info@hfap.org.