CMS Seeks Comment on Draft Clarification of Ligature Risk Interpretive Guidelines

Published: 04/23/2019

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Hospitals,
  • Behavioral Health

The US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a draft policy memorandum intended to clarify interpretive guidance on ligature risk. CMS is seeking comment on the draft policies through June 17, 2019.

The CMS hospital Condition of Participation, “Patient’s Rights” (42 C.F.R. §482.13(c)(2)) establishes the rights of all patients to receive care in a safe setting and is intended to provide protection for a patient’s emotional health and safety as well as his or her physical

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