July 28, 2022

The Joint Commission suicide prevention EP to now include LTAC hospitals

Editor's Note

The Joint Commission on July 27 announced that it is revising its National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) Standard NPSG.15.01.01, element of performance (EP) 1, to now include long-term acute care (LTAC) hospitals, effective January 1, 2023.

The change will allow The Joint Commission to score environmental risk assessment observations related to suicide prevention under NPSG.15.01.01, EP 1. It is currently scored at Environment of Care (EC) Standard EC.02.06.01, EP 1.

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