Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a memo regarding Ligature Risk and Assessment in Hospitals. It states, "Patients in Medicare-certified hospitals have a right, by regulation, to receive care in a safe setting. Hospitals can demonstrate compliance with this standard through appropriate patient assessments, adequate staffing and monitoring, and mitigation of environmental risks."
The CMS memo details those three elements that hospitals should consider in ensuring patient safety related to ligature risks.
Read the CMS memo available online to learn more.