Critics say safety standards creating institutional feel in hospital psychiatric wards

December 3, 2019

New safety standards have caused healthcare facilities to remove bathroom doors and strip artwork from walls, according to an article on the Star Tribune website.

Some critics contending they've made hospital rooms feel more like jail cells.

Doors on bathrooms are either removed or replaced with polystyrene foam doors. Current Ceiling tiles and door handles must be replaced with risk-resistant ones.

The new Joint Commission suicide prevention requirements took effect on July 1.

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