Proposed Requirements Related to Workplace Violence Prevention in Behavioral Health Care and Human Services (BHC) Field Review
Workplace violence against staff and clients is a growing problem in healthcare. In 2022, The Joint Commission implemented new requirements for hospitals related to workplace violence. We are now considering similar requirements for behavioral health and human services (BHC) organizations.
The Joint Commission wants to learn more from BHC organizations about their unique experiences with workplace violence to help provide the most evidence-based and relevant requirements. This field review not only asks organizations about their opinion of potential new requirements, but also looks at the larger context of how individual BHC organizations are currently experiencing, preventing, and monitoring workplace violence.
Please Respond and Comment
Help us understand the extent to which workplace violence is being addressed in behavioral health care and human services organizations, and whether The Joint Commission’s hospital requirements could be applicable to BHC organizations. Please submit your responses related to current practice and comments on the proposed requirements via the online survey, which will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.
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Responses and comments will be gathered for 6 weeks beginning on May 1, 2023 and ending June 9, 2023.
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