What is it about: The guidelines presented in this document are intended to provide, in part, security strategies
and protocols to support and enhance The Joint Commission and IAHSS security guidelines.
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children encourages facilities not accredited
by The Joint Commission to follow the intent of The Joint Commission requirements and
The information and practices described in these guidelines have been provided for
informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. This guide may contain time
sensitive information and is subject to change. Obtain legal advice from qualified health care
counsel before acting in any specific situation. This information is not intended to be exhaustive
about the subjects addressed. There is no guarantee any benefit will accrue to entities adhering
to these points. Any resources or websites are offered as reference points only and without
endorsement to content, accuracy or currency.