DNV Healthcare Issues Advisory Clarifying Clarification Regarding Ligature Risk and Survey Process

Published: 09/13/2022

  • National Integrated Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations (DNV)
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Behavioral Health - Inpatient

DNV Healthcare has issued a new Advisory Notice applicable to DNV-accredited acute care, critical access, and psychiatric hospitals. According to the Advisory, DNV Healthcare is continuing to identify environmental risks, including those related to ligature, in accredited hospitals.  The new Advisory clarifies the requirements for a ligature “resistant” or ligature “free” environment and encourages accredited organizations to place increased emphasis on risk assessment processes.

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