ISSUES: Suicide Prevention in Healthcare Seetings

By: A.J. Plunkett
HCPro/Hospital Safety Insider, August 10, 2018

Requirements to address the safety and care of patients experiencing a psychiatric illness in a healthcare setting are a work in progress. On July 20, 2018, CMS issued a memo offering interim guidance that essentially incorporates the work of The Joint Commission's Suicide Panel.

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