This is considered a top compliance issue by The Joint Commission

This tracer should be revised to accommodate the questions/notes specific to the hospital. The questions are examples only and do not reflect exact questions asked by surveyors.

A working relationship with law enforcement is key to the safety, efficacy, and well-being of everyone in the hospital. That said, hospitals and law enforcement have different goals, and while the two usually work well together, they can find themselves at odds.