Audio Conference/Webinar

Ligature Risk & Suicide Prevention Regulation

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

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Hospitals must comply with CMS conditions of participation (CoPs) or face penalties. According to CMS and accrediting organizations such as DNV and Joint Commission, one of the most commonly cited deficiencies at the immediate jeopardy level is about the rights of patients to receive care in a safe setting. According to CMS, ligature risks compromise a patient's right to receive care in a safe setting. The hospital's responsibility to provide care and safety to psychiatric patients at risk of harm to themselves or others is one of CMS' primary concerns. This webinar will explain the specific guidance surveyors use to determine compliance with providing care in a safe environment. This program is intended for all hospitals including general cute, critical access and psychiatric hospitals.


For further information on this program, please contact Shelly Bush:

Phone: (405) 427-9537 Email:
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Cancellation Policy:
The registration fee, less a service charge stated in each brochure, is refundable if notice is received five (5) business days prior to the program. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received less than five business days prior to the beginning of the program.

Substitutions and Transfers:
Registrants unable to attend may send an alternate. Report substitutions to Shelly Bush at or Mary Winters at, or call (405) 427-9537 prior to the program. Transfers from one OHA educational program to another are not permitted.