Ligatures and/or Suicide Risk Reduction - Screening Requirements (BHC)

Is suicide risk screening required for all individuals served ? (Effective: July 1, 2019)

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Yes, the standard requires screening individuals served for suicidal ideation who are being evaluated or treated for behavioral health conditions as their primary reason for care using a validated screening tool.

Roaten K, et al. Development and Implementation of a Universal Suicide Risk Screening Program in a Safety-Net Hospital System. Joint Commission Journal of Quality and Patient Safety, 2018 Jan;44(1):4-11.

Last updated on March 19, 2020
Manual: Behavioral Health
Chapter: National Patient Safety Goals NPSG

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