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CMS memo to clarify ligature risk policy sets stage for more guidance later

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February 1, 2018

Assess all patient care areas in behavioral health units and psychiatric hospitals for possible ligature points and be prepared to do what it takes to correct problems or have an interim safety measure in place to avoid a finding of immediate jeopardy (IJ) by CMS.

Assess all patient care areas in behavioral health units and psychiatric hospitals for possible ligature points and be prepared to do what it takes to correct problems or have an interim safety measure in place to avoid a finding of immediate jeopardy (IJ) by CMS.



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