Joint Commission Issues New National Patient Safety Goal Requirements

December 21, 2018
News Type:  Weekly Spark, Weekly Spark Announcement

The Joint Commission has issued new National Patient Safety Goal requirements to improve the quality and safety of suicide care in health care settings. It has also released a selection of resources to support their implementation, which includes the Zero Suicide Toolkit and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s (Action Alliance) recommended standard care report. The new requirements will be effective July 1, 2019 and will apply to all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals and behavioral health care organizations.