Mental Health Environment of Care Checklist (MHECC)

Date: 2007
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)


Type:  Guidelines/Recommendations
Author:  VA National Center for Patient Care Safety
Publisher:  United States Department of Veterans Affairs

 This spreadsheet/checklist was developed for Veterans Affairs Hospitals to use to review inpatient mental health units for environmental hazards. The purpose is to identify and abate environmental hazards that could increase the chance of patient suicide or self-harm. The checklist has been used in all VA mental health units since October 2007

Populations:  Military Service Members and Veterans
Settings:  Emergency Departments, Outpatient Mental Health