Statement on Signing of the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act
(WASHINGTON, D.C., March 18, 2022) – The Joint Commission commends the President for signing the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act, a bipartisan bill to address the well-being of health care professionals. The law provides federal grants for training programs to reduce burnout and to provide mental health services for health care workers. The Joint Commission applauds the inclusion of a provision in the law to review the barriers health care professionals face when seeking mental services. The Joint Commission has issued several statements on the importance of removing barriers to mental health care for clinicians. Importantly, The Joint Commission thanks Dr. Lorna Breen’s family for their efforts to address this critical issue.
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Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 22,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.