Most Challenging Joint Commission Hospital Requirement – 2020

Published: 08/09/2021

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Behavioral Health - Inpatient

Every year The Joint Commission (TJC) releases data on the requirements that were most frequently identified as “not compliant” for the agency’s various accreditation programs. In 2020, hospitals were most frequently cited for NPSG.15.01.01, EP 1 which requires organizations to reduce the risk for suicide.

Element of Performance 1 for NPSG.15.01.01 requires that psychiatric hospitals and psychiatric units within general hospitals conduct an environmental risk assessment to identify elements i

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