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IAHSS Announces New Guideline - Collaborating with Law Enforcement

Wednesday, September 27, 2017   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Kit Kern
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - IAHSS releases new industry guideline titled "Collaborating with Law Enforcement".


The International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS) announces the release of a new industry guideline titled “Collaborating with Law Enforcement”. This is a timely guideline as it was published just prior to a widely covered news event regarding a University of Utah Hospital nurse who was arrested for refusing to draw blood from an unconscious patient. The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) reached out to IAHSS, and both organizations are supportive of working together to ensure a situation like this does not happen again.


Healthcare Facilities are responsible for providing a safe and therapeutic environment while respecting the rights and privacy of those entrusted to their care. IAHSS guidelines are intended to assist healthcare administrators in fulfilling their obligation to provide a safe, secure and welcoming environment, while carrying out the mission of their organizations.


The IAHSS Council on Guidelines is comprised of volunteer IAHSS members who are seasoned healthcare security professionals and leaders. Each year the Council on Guidelines develops new industry guidelines and reviews existing guidelines on a three-year cycle.  All IAHSS guidelines are available electronically to IAHSS members via the IAHSS website.  Hardcopies of the guidelines booklet are published annually and available for sale in the IAHSS online store.  The new guideline, “Collaborating with Law Enforcement”, can be accessed by the public for a limited time at




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.



James Kendig says...
Posted Friday, September 29, 2017
Its all about relationships so my question would be - how often has the Security folks met with local law enforcement, are members of the local and state law enforcement groups, etc.

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