Special report: Suicide prevention in health care settings, recommendations regarding environmental hazards for providers and surveyors


(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)


The Joint Commission

These recommendations were generated in 2017 by an expert panel in order to ensure the safety of inpatients at risk for suicide. They concern ligature points and continuous observation. The expert panel will continue to meet to discuss issues related to prevention of suicide in health care settings and the period immediately after discharge from inpatient care.