Use forms such as these to develop a list of the clinical contracts that Joint Commission surveyors might ask to review, along with the non-clinical contracts the CMS has shown an interest in.

A fill-in-the-blank contract listing the responsibilities and expectations of those working on a quality improvement program.

This document survey as an audit tool to demonstrate compliance with restraint/seclusion requirements with both CMS and AOs.

Documentation doesn’t do you good if you can’t find the files when surveyors ask for it. This article is on the importance of organizing your documents, with advice on how to do so.

If it’s not documented, it’s not done. This article is on the importance of documentation in passing a survey.

Use this 13-step list to evaluate your current restraint/seculsion policies.