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Joint Commission revises National Patient Safety Goal for suicide prevention. The revision is aimed at improving the hospital care of patients treated for behavioral health problems who are at high risk for suicide. Facilities should minimize door hinges, hooks, and anchor points that could be used for hanging. All patients should be screened for suicidal ideation with validated, population-appropriate screening tools. For patients who screen positive, use an evidence-based assessment process that asks directly about their ideation, plan, intent, self-harm behaviors, and protective factors. Explicitly document a patient's overall level of risk and plan for risk-reduction counseling and follow-up care. These new requirements take effect on July 1.