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Evaluating Ligature Risk Prevention Requirements and Regulations: The Challenges of Protecting Patients Without Restricting Access

[07/22/19]

Posted on July 22, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Effective July 1, 2019, The Joint Commission (“TJC”) implemented new and revised requirements regarding suicide prevention for all TJC-accredited hospitals and behavioral health entities. The seven new and revised requirements, part of TJC’s elements of performance (“EPs”) under National Patient Safety Goal (“NPSG”) 15.01.01, are designed to improve quality and safety of care for... READ MORE

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