Revisions to Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goal Addressing Suicide Prevention

Published: 12/06/2018

  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Hospitals,
  • Behavioral Health

The Joint Commission (TJC) has announced revisions to National Patient Safety Goal 15.01.01 - preventing suicide and improving at-risk patient care. These revisions become effective July 1, 2019 and are applicable to all TJC-accredited Hospitals and Behavioral Health organizations.

According to TJC, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in this country and there have been no improvements in suicide rates in the U.S. The new requirements are intended to improve the safety and quality of ca

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