Sentinel Event Alert 56: Detecting and treating suicide ideation in all settings

This Sentinel Event Alert has been retired as of February 2019. The topics covered by the Sentinel Event Alert are addressed in National Patient Safety Goal 15.01.01 (revisions effective July 2019). Also see the Suicide Prevention Portal on The Joint Commission website, which includes the Suicide Risk Recommendations from the Suicide Risk Reduction Expert Panel (see the “Compliance with Suicide Recommendations” section).

Retired Alerts are not available for any purpose, including for educational, research or legal purposes. Direct questions to The Joint Commission's Legal Department at 630-792-5671.