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2018 - Patient Elopement

About this Document

2018 - Patient Elopement is one of many policies and procedure templates within Behavioral Health Environment of Care Manual written for the medical office, hospital, and other healthcare organizations. The policies cover: Joint Commission (JCAHO or TJC) • CMS • HIPAA • CDC • AAAHC and more.

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Sample Content From 2018 - Patient Elopement

Snippets are randomly selected, unformatted passages from the Microsoft Word policy template.

Snippet

DEFINITION:
Patients who leave without informing a member of the healthcare staff are considered to have
eloped.
POLICY:

Second Snippet

W hen it is first noticed that a patient has left without notifying any healthcare staff, a search
of the patient care unit shall be immediately conducted by the nursing staff. The Charge
Nurse will notify Security.