CMS Outlines Expectations for Hospital Workplace Violence Prevention and Response

Published: 11/30/2022

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a new memorandum for hospitals that addresses workplace violence and reminds hospitals of their regulatory obligations related to prevention and response control.

According to the memorandum, CMS health and safety requirements do not preclude healthcare workers from taking appropriate action to protect themselves from workplace violence. However, it is incumbent on the leadership at these healthcare facilities to ensure they

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