Safety/Security - Risk Assessment Frequency

How often are safety and security risk assessments required to be performed after the initial evaluation is completed?

Environment of care standards do not require safety and security risk assessments to be done at any particular frequency, but reassessment is to be done when significant changes to the environment of care occur. It is a good practice to schedule assessments for high risk issues on a regular frequency in order to incorporate new tools or knowledge that may have become available. Annual evaluation of safety and security management plans are a requirement, so annual risk assessments are helpful tools to identify goals and objectives, and to recognize changes that have occurred in the environment. Compliance with all elements of performance within the EC.02.01.01 standard for safety and security issues lend themselves to the assessment process because effective management depends upon analysis of the organization's particular circumstances. If an organizational policy establishes frequencies of assessment, then the established schedule is to be followed. [EC.02.01.01]
Last updated on April 11, 2016
Manual: Ambulatory
Chapter: Environment of Care EC

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