May 2019 – Public Comment Period Closes June 27, 2019 on Clarification of Ligature Risk Interpretive Guidelines

CMS is requesting public comment on its proposed clarification of Ligature Risk Interpretive Guidelines. This is CMS’ response to the work of The Joint Commission’s Expert Panel on Suicide Prevention that created the Recommendations that were published starting with TJC’s November 2019 issue of their Perspectives newsletter.  For full text of CMS’ tesstnTJC Expert Panel Perspectives Publication Summary  draft proposal and instructions on how to submit your comments directly to CMS,  CLICK HERE

May 2019 – Public Comment Period Closes June 27, 2019 on Clarification of Ligature Risk Interpretive Guidelines

CMS is requesting public comment on its proposed clarification of Ligature Risk Interpretive Guidelines. This is CMS’ response to the work of The Joint Commission’s Expert Panel on Suicide Prevention that created the Recommendations that were published starting with TJC’s November 2019 issue of their Perspectives newsletter.  For full text of CMS’ draft proposal and instructions on how to submit your comments directly to CMS,  CLICK HERE

July 2018 – CMS Will Not Convene Psychiatric Care Task Force

Click below to view the PDF of CMS’s statement on not convening their own Psychiatric Care
Task Force.

CMS - Memorandum

December 2017 – CMS Ligature Risk Policy Clarification

CMS Dec 2017 – CMS released a Clarification of Ligature Risk Policy to its State Survey Agency Directors on December 8, 2017.  In the interest of making sure the exact wording of this important document is available, the full text of this document is below:  CLICK HERE