IAHSS to release outpatient care services guide
The International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS) recently announced the release of a new industry guideline titled “Outpatient Care Services.” IAHSS says the guide is especially applicable to all professional ambulatory care groups.
According to the health-care association’s statement:
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 on Outpatient Care Services can be assessed by the public for a limited time at www.iahss.org/guidelines.