Chapter 16. Investigative Activity
Investigative activity is a major component of any healthcare security program. It involves gathering and evaluating facts (including evidence) for either criminal or business (corporate) purposes. The techniques and purposes of a business investigation are much broader and more complex compared to the traditional law enforcement investigation. In addition to investigating crimes or alleged crimes, security personnel may gather information regarding the violation of organizational rules and regulations; a job applicant’s background; alleged harassment; alleged discrimination; conditions that may lead to criminal violations; the need for new security controls and procedures; liability claims or potential claims; ...

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