Chapter 20. Security Sensitive Areas
The term security sensitive area was coined by TJC relative to their standards and elements of performance. The security sensitive area pertains exclusively to the protection arena. While non-TJC-accredited facilities are not bound by commission requirements, the commission requirements provide all organizations with a logical and practical method of identifying and approaching certain basic protection issues for areas ofhighest risk.
There is a clear distinction between the security sensitive area and the area that may have special security concerns. All healthcare organizations will identify certain risks in their respective environments that require enhanced or special security safeguards. It is the responsibility ...

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