Chapter 21. Areas of Special Concern
Medical center is the term commonly used to denote a hospital campus that contains the major inpatient/outpatient services of a healthcare organization. The campus can be a large single-facility structure or a primary facility structure with numerous freestanding buildings. There are various operating functions and services at all medical centers that require the specific attention of security. Not all of these activities will accede to the level of a defined security sensitive area. It is not particularly wrong to classify some of these marginal areas as “security sensitive” at a specific facility owing to a variety of circumstances. However, an objective of security is to not overclassify an area as sensitive, ...

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