April 12, 2018

Proposed Revisions to the NPSG on Reducing the Risk for Suicide

The Joint Commission has posted their proposed revisions to the National Patient Safety Goal focused on reducing the risk for suicide. These revised Elements of Performance (EPs) affect the care of patients being evaluated or treated for behavioral health conditions as their primary reason for care in acute care hospitals. Review the proposed requirement and submit comments to The Joint Commission by May 7, 2018.