CHA News Article

CMS Extends Deadline for Comments on Draft Ligature Risk Guidance
For Chief Legal Counsels, CMOs, Licensing and Certification Staff, Quality and Patient Safety Staff

On June 20, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it has extended the deadline for comments on its draft guidance on ligature risk for psychiatric hospitals and psychiatric units to June 28. Previously, the deadline had been June 17, and CHA submitted a comment letter. CHA encourages members to use the letter in drafting their own comments.

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