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Clarifying questions on restraint uses

Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, June 1, 2008

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Editor’s note: Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD, director of hospital risk management for OHIC Insurance Company, The Doctor’s Company, in Columbus, OH, is the CMS corner lead contributor. Submit a topic idea to her by contacting BOJ Editor Matt Phillion at mphillion@hcpro.com.

I recently had the privilege of working with a hospital that had a visit from its state department of health regarding the CMS restraint and seclusion regulations. New regulations on restraint and seclusion took effect on January 8, 2007. The restraint and seclusion changes were published in the Federal Register, and the interpretive guidelines were released in April this year.

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