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Joint Commission Clarifies Ligature Risk Requirements

HCPro
Hospital Safety Insider
December 5, 2019

The Joint Commission (TJC) recently clarified  its new ligature risk requirements regarding common patient room items and fixtures. While TJC asks facilities to create their own policies on searching patient belongings, the accreditor doesn’t specify a list of items that can or can’t be brought into a unit—that’s up to the facility.