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Ligature Risk in Hospitals Listening Session

When: Thursday, June 20, 2019, from 2 to 3 pm ET

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CMS wants your feedback on draft revised guidance (PDF) for Appendix A of the State Operations Manual and the Chapter 2 certification process addressing ligature risks in hospitals and psychiatric hospitals. We want to provide direction and clarity around the care and safety of psychiatric patients at risk of harm to themselves or others. We are seeking your input on compliance with the Conditions of Participation and the ligature risk extension request process.

You may email comments/questions in advance of the listening session to HospitalSCG@cms.hhs.gov with June 20 in the subject line. These may be addressed during the listening session or used for other materials following the session.

Target Audience: Hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, critical access hospitals with distinct part psychiatric units, hospital associations, accreditation organizations, state survey agencies, and interested stakeholders.

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