Are hospital owned ambulance services surveyable by TJC?
If the hospital owns it, yes, it is surveyable, although we have not seen any RFIs in many years. Then again, there are not that many hospital-owned ambulances anymore either.
In the past we have seen security of medications, and management of emergency medical supplies scored by Joint Commission. CMS might also look at the ambulance service. Appendix V for EMTALA interpretive guidance does mention ambulance services many times.