Section 1257.8

(a)

All hospital employees regularly assigned to the emergency department shall receive, by July 1, 1995, and thereafter, on a continuing basis as provided for in the security plan developed pursuant to Section 1257.7, security education and training relating to the following topics:

(1)

General safety measures.

(2)

Personal safety measures.

(3)

The assault cycle.

(4)

Aggression and violence predicting factors.

(5)

Obtaining patient history from a patient with violent behavior.

(6)

Characteristics of aggressive and violent patients and victims.

(7)

Verbal and physical maneuvers to diffuse and avoid violent behavior.

(8)

Strategies to avoid physical harm.

(9)

Restraining techniques.

(10)

Appropriate use of medications as chemical restraints.

(11)

Any resources available to employees for coping with incidents of violence, including, by way of example, critical incident stress debriefing or employee assistance programs.

(b)

As provided in the security plan developed pursuant to Section 1257.7, members of the medical staff of each hospital and all other practitioners, including, but not limited to, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other personnel, who are regularly assigned to the emergency department or other departments identified in the security plan shall receive the same training as that provided to hospital employees or, at a minimum, training determined to be sufficient pursuant to the security plan.

(c)

Temporary personnel shall be oriented as required pursuant to the security plan. This section shall not be construed to preempt state law or regulations generally affecting temporary personnel in hospitals.

Location: https://www.weblaws.org/california/codes/ca_health_and_safety_code_section_1257.8.

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