Joint Commission Issues Advisory on Psychiatric Advance Directives

 Friday, February 14, 2020

The Joint Commission this week issued a Quick Safety advisory titled “Improving care with psychiatric advance directives (PADs)” that reviews Joint Commission requirements and the regulatory framework related to PADs. The advisory also includes safety actions to consider including providing education on PADs for patients and providers, improving awareness of PADs to increase usage, and engaging patients and providers in shared decision-making, among others.

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