Date of Last Review 07/17/12
Date of Last Review 10/26/11
SME: Director of Admissions
UTHCPC removes disruptive visitors whose behavior interferes with the safe and proper functioning of the facility.
Any individual not formally admitted into the hospital, including any UTHCPC employee on facility property during non-work scheduled hours.
UTHCPC considers a visitor's behavior disruptive when s/he does any of the following:
Threatens the safety or security of any individual
Threatens to damage property
Any other behavior having the potential to jeopardize UTHCPC operation
Result: UTHCPC Security removes disruptive visitors in any manner the security officer deems appropriate.
The table below describes the response sequence to disruptive behavior caused by a visitor within the hospital:
IF disruptive behavior is caused by a visitor...
Who is not dangerous
The visitor about the behavior, providing an explanation of the caution in a courteous manner.
Note: If disruption occurs on the units, the clinical staff may provide the explanation.
Security for assistance and provide this information:
The Joint Commission: Management of the Environment of Care
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