The Government of Ontario has asked the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) to develop the new standards for suicide prevention in a hospital setting. A new OHA task force, chaired by Dr. Ian Dawe, will focus on establishing safe medical practices for at-risk patients by looking at best practices and working with patients and those with lived-experience.
“I am excited to work with a diverse group of experts in suicide and suicide prevention from across Ontario. Importantly, these experts include people with lived experience who will help us meaningfully co-create these standards,” said Dr. Dawe.
The OHA task force will examine current hospital policies and protocols for suicide prevention and assessment, and establish standards by 2016.
For more information visit the Government of Ontario website.