Chapter 14. Human Resources and Staff Responsibilities
The protection system in medical care facilities interfaces directly with the human resources (HR) department. The security program is charged with enforcing rules and regulations, which in many cases were promulgated by the HR department. Furthermore, security incidents often involve employees, and the HR department along with a supervisor of the employee’s department may be involved in determining what action, if any, is to be taken against the employee. Also of extreme importance to the security function is immediate access to personnel records for investigative purposes. Conversely, in doing their job, HR personnel are often dependent on security department records and expertise in obtaining ...

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