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Joint Commission plans to make new suicide prevention standards

This December, The Joint Commission (TJC) convened the fourth meeting of a suicide prevention expert panel. The accreditor announced in the March edition of Perspectives that the recommendations they came up with went beyond what’s in the standards. So they intend to convert some of them into new Elements of Performance in National Patient Safety Goal 15.01.01. When they are finished updating the NPSG, it will be sent out for national field review, just like it normally would.

The first and second panels were published in November and centered on inpatient psychiatric units, general acute inpatient settings, and emergency departments. The third panel discussed other behavioral healthcare settings and had its recommendations published in January.

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About the Author: Brian Ward is an Associate Editor at HCPro working on accreditation, patient safety, and quality news.

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