TJC Revises Stance on Where Drop Ceilings May Be Used in Behavioral Health Facilities
In an FAQ published in the January 2019 Edition of their Perspectives newsletter, they report that:
“…dropped ceilings are allowed in corridors and common areas where staff are regularly present as allowable by the facility’s safety risk assessment. These areas do not need to be in constant view of staff but should be a part of the standard safety rounds conducted by staff (for example, 15-minute patient safety checks, shift-to-shift environmental rounds, and so on).”
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