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Monday 10:16 CST, April 23, 2018

Standards Field Reviews

Proposed Revisions to the National Patient Safety Goal on Reducing the Risk for Suicide for Hospitals


Start Date: March 26, 2018
End Date: May 7, 2018

The Joint Commission is revising the current National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) on identifying individuals at risk for suicide based on research and feedback from experts and customers. This NPSG is intended to assist health care organizations to better identify and treat individuals with behavioral health diagnoses, who are potentially at risk for suicide.


Step 1: Read the Proposed Requirement

Note: We are providing you the following documents to assist in your response to the survey.


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Proposed Revisions to the NPSG on Reducing the Risk for Suicide for Hospitals 


Prior to submitting your comments, download and print a copy of the above documents.  


Step 2: Provide Your Comments

Tell us what you think. You can submit your comments in one of the following ways:

  1. Submit your comments via the http://jointcommission.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2iDcTbrtPpbTP37

  2. Submit your comments via the online form.   

  3. Submit your comments via mail. 


The Joint Commission
Standards and Survey Methods
Proposed Revisions to the NPSG on Suicide Reduction
for Hospitals
One Renaissance Blvd.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

Comments will be gathered for 6 weeks beginning on March 26, 2018
and ending on May 7, 2018


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