Inpatient Behavioral Health Policy and Procedure Manual

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1138 - Metal Detector Use in Searches

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1138 - Metal Detector Use in Searches is one of many policies and procedure templates within Inpatient Behavioral Health Policy and Procedure 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 1138 - Metal Detector Use in Searches

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

Snippet

PURPOSE:
The metal detecting device will be utilized on those patients presenting with ‘probable cause’ to
believe that weapons or contraband may be present. This method provides the least intrusive
method to detect and remove dangerous items from the patient’s environment.
POLICY:
A metal detector/scanner will be utilized to assist in providing a safe environment for the
Behavioral Health Unit patients of ____.
PROCEDURE:

Second Snippet

The metal detector/scanner is the first method utilized when weapons or contraband are
suspected. Only when the physician determines a more intrusive effort is indicated and
orders the procedure, is another type of search to be utilized.