Hospitals must comply with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Conditions of Participation. According to CMS and accrediting organizations such as DNV and Joint Commission, one of the most cited deficiencies at the immediate jeopardy level is under Patient Rights regarding the rights of patient to receive care in a safe setting. According to CMS, ligature risks compromise patient’s right to receive care in a safe setting. In addition, the hospital’s responsibility to provide care and safety to psychiatric patients who are at risk of harm to themselves or others is one of their primary concerns. Another one of the most cited Condition Level deficiencies is the Patient Rights and Responsibilities Condition. Regulations governing appropriate restraint and seclusions account for more than 50% of the Patient Rights and Responsibilities Condition. This webinar will address each of these important issues.
This program is intended for all hospitals including general acute hospitals, critical access hospitals (CAH), psychiatric hospitals, hospitals or CAH with psychiatric units and anyone involved with compliance regulations and standards, including but not limited to CEO, CMO, CNO, physicians, nurses, quality improvement staff, risk managers, compliance officers and legal counsel, Joint Commission liaisons, safety officers, behavioral health and psychiatric staff, Emergency department staff, and other interested staff.