Ceilings in areas not behind locked doors

This was a subject of some discussion during The Joint Commission’s (TJC) Suicide Reduction Panel (sometimes referred to as “Expert Panel”) meeting on October 9, 2018.  This is being revisited since the data received indicates that this is not a method that patients are frequently using to attempt to harm themselves.  It is unknown at […]

New Edition of the Design Guide is available

A new edition of the Behavioral Health Design Guide has been published and is available for download here, Design Guide 7.4 – Nov. 2018.  This is edition marks the twentieth revision of this white paper that was originally posted in 2003.  It is available free of charge via download as a service to the industry in […]