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IAHSS releases updated use-of-force guidelines
The International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) has released updated guidance on use of force in healthcare security settings.
Use of force in healthcare environments involves a variety of circumstances, including patient restraint, patient elopement, involuntary commitment, criminal incidents, and other situations, according to IAHSS officials.
Naturally, healthcare security officers, whether proprietary, contracted, or law enforcement, are frequently called upon to intervene in these difficult circumstances, IAHSS officials reported.
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