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Member Query re Authorized Weapons For Security Staff

Do you allow their own security force to carry the following:

                Tazer

                Billy club

                Mase

                Gun

                Other ______________

 

Kathleen Davis, RN, MSN

VP Quality, Patient Safety & Risk Management

Harrington Healthcare

Southbridge, MA 0155

KDAVIS@HarringtonHospital.org

508-765-3155

 

 

 

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Member Query Re: Psychiatric Records

For those of you at facilities with a locked Psychiatric unit:   In cases where you have filed to have a patient committed, what is your practice regarding the patient’s medical record ?  Do you provide a copy of the record to the attorney appointed to represent the patient ?  We read the applicable statute (G.L. c. 123, §36) as requiring only that we provide “access” to the records.  CPCS (which provides appointed counsel) insists that the attorney is entitled to a copy.  If you are providing copies, do you charge for them ?  Thanks in advance.

Martha E. Krache, RN, MPH

Assistant General Counsel & System Director, Risk Management

Hallmark Health System, Inc.

Woburn, MA 

MKrache@hallmarkhealth.org

781-338-7742

 

The current MSHRM Board and/or its designees make every effort to approve various emails and postings. The information and communications are for general informational purposes only and do not constitute and are not intended to take the place of legal or risk management advice.  Parties should contact their own counsel for any such advice. The MSHRM Board of Directors makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation, either expressed or implied, as to the correctness or sufficiency of any of the information contained in email communication or postings. No responsibility is assumed for the discovery and/or elimination of hazards that could cause accidents or damage. Reliance upon, or compliance with, any of the information, suggestions or recommendations contained in no way guarantees the fulfillment of your obligations under your insurance policy or as may otherwise be required by any laws, rules or regulations.

 

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