Ligature and/or Suicide Risk Reduction - General - Emergency Departments in Accredited Ambulatory Care Organizations

Do emergency departments in Joint Commission–accredited ambulatory care organizations need to comply with the “Recommendations for Emergency Departments” in the November 2017 Perspectives article ?

Any examples are for illustrative purposes only.

Yes. Freestanding emergency departments accredited under the Ambulatory Care Accreditation Program must comply with the emergency department recommendations.

This FAQ was also published in the Perspectives® Newsletter, July 2018, Volume 38, Issue 7 - The Official Newsletter of The Joint Commission.
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Manual: Ambulatory
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