The International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) is the only organization solely dedicated to professionals involved in managing and directing security and safety programs in healthcare facilities. IAHSS is a professional association with more than 2,000 members who are healthcare security, law enforcement, safety and emergency management leaders. For nearly fifty years, IAHSS has educated and served members and the profession by offering exclusive resources and benefits including industry and design guidelines, local and international educational and networking opportunities, and the celebrated bi-annual Journal of Healthcare Protection Management. IAHSS has certified tens of thousands of dedicated professionals who keep healthcare facilities, patients, staff and visitors safe. IAHSS offers the Basic, Advanced and Supervisor certifications, a Safety Certificate Program, and maintains the prestigious Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA) certification, the standard for the healthcare security leader dedicated to the profession.
The mission of IAHSS is simple and straight forward, leading excellence in healthcare security, safety and emergency management.
IAHSS upholds the highest standards for membership and recognizes that the overall quality of healthcare delivery is directly related to the professional services provided.
IAHSS Strategic Plan
The 2017 - 2022 IAHSS Strategic Plan was developed and approved by the IAHSS Board of Directors. This strategic plan will be reviewed regularly by the Board and revised annually, as needed.
IAHSS Code of Ethics for the Security Professional
[The following Code of Ethics was mandated by the Board of Directors as a consideration for membership.]
As a healthcare security professional, I pledge to dedicate myself to providing a safe and secure environment to the people and institution(s) I serve and will behave in a positive and constructive manner; and will use truth, fairness and integrity to guide all my professional decisions and relationships.