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TJC Clarifies Suicide Risk NPSG Requirements

Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare
By Jay Kumar
May 8, 2019

The Joint Commission (TJC) this week released some clarifying information on its National Patient Safety Goal about suicide risk reduction, NPSG.15.01.01, which is effective July 1, 2019. Element of performance (EP) 3 requires that the suicide risk assessment include risk factors, which TJC describes as “a combination of individual, biological, psychological, familial, community, cultural, and/or societal characteristics or factors that may contribute to the risk of suicide.”