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DI 23030.001 Disability Determination Services (DDS) Procedures for Handling Threats of Suicide
The DDS should always be alert to potential suicide or homicide situations. These
situations most often occur during direct contact with a claimant (in person or by
telephone) or through written correspondence (e.g., third-party reports). There are
two basic suicide or homicide situations:
Handle potential suicide or homicide cases promptly and with sensitivity according
to the instructions in the following sections.