R3 Report Issue 18: National Patient Safety Goal for suicide prevention

Date: 2019
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)

Information

Type:  Guidelines/Recommendations
Author:  The Joint Commission
Publisher:  Author

The Joint Commission realized that suicide rates have not improved over the past decade and has issued updated requirements in order to improve the quality and safety of care for those who are being treated for behavioral health conditions and those who are identified as high risk for suicide. The requirements include screening and assessment guidelines, environmental assessment, follow-up care and safety planning. The Commission indicates specific tools and resources to meet the requirements. This guidance represents an update to the National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) 15.01.01. It supersedes all prior updates.