Still time to provide feedback on proposed workplace violence prevention requirements for BHC program
There is still time to give feedback on a Joint Commission field review asking Behavioral Health Care and Human Services (BHC) organizations about their unique experiences with workplace violence to help provide the most evidence-based and relevant requirements. The deadline to submit comments is June 9.
Workplace violence against staff and clients is a growing problem in healthcare. The Joint Commission implemented new requirements for hospitals related to workplace violence in 2022 and is now considering similar requirements for its BHC Accreditation program.
The field review asks for thoughts on the potential new requirements and the larger context of how individual BHC organizations are currently experiencing, preventing, and monitoring workplace violence. It should take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.
This feedback is essential to improving safety and quality for individuals served, visitors, and healthcare workers in the BHC setting. The Joint Commission thanks those who take time to complete the field review, as the comments received will help shape potential new workplace violence requirements.