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WarSec Security specializes in healthcare security and safety consultation, facility and program assessment, staff education and regulatory compliance. Bryan Warren, MBA, CHPA, CPO-I is President and chief consultant at WarSec Security and has over 34 years in the healthcare security, safety and emergency management fields. He has conducted healthcare security assessments and training workshops across the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia and holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, an MBA with a focus on legal foundations of healthcare. Bryan is a Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator as well as Certified Protection Officer Instructor and has served on a number of national taskforces including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Department of Health and Human Services Office of Infrastructure Protection. Bryan is a Past President of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS), a former Sector Chief in the FBI’s Infragard program, former Field Liaison Officer for the NC DHS Information Sharing And Analysis Center (ISAAC) and a volunteer leader in numerous professional associations. In these roles he has published a wide variety of articles and position papers and provided presentations nationally and internationally on the healthcare environment. Bryan has been named as one of the Top 20 Most Influential People in Security in the US by Security Magazine and as one of the Top 30 Voices in Healthcare Security by Forbes magazine. Bryan has been awarded a copyright for his innovative process for determining appropriate staffing levels for security in healthcare facilities (see details on the following page) and has been extensively involved with the impacts of Covid related issues regarding healthcare security and safety. He is privileged to have served on The Joint Commission's Standards Review Panel for the creation of their first standards regarding Workplace Violence in healthcare in the U.S. and Joint Commission International in similar efforts.

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New Bill May Require Police in Emergency Departments

North Carolina House Bill 809 will require hospitals with emergency departments to have a sworn law enforcement officer on site at all times, unless a qualified security assessment indicates that such measures are not required and that the facility should be considered exempt (local law enforcement authorities will be required to agree and sign off on all such exemptions). The Bill will also require a demonstration of appropriate hospital workplace violence prevention programs including training, education, and resources for staff, practitioners, and non-law enforcement security personnel as well as calling for hospitals to report violent incidents to the State on a regular basis.  See Hospital Violence Protection Act 

If your facility does not already have a sworn law enforcement presence on duty at all times or has not conducted a professional assessment regarding its security needs, now is the time to consider doing so before this law takes effect in 2025. 

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Workplace Violence

Workplace violence continues to be a critical security and safety concern for healthcare workers and care providers worldwide. I have been honored to assist with numerous efforts regarding the detection, prevention and mitigation of WPV in the healthcare environment. Please see links below regarding recent and upcoming workplace violence prevention and healthcare security enhancement efforts.

2024 LHA Trust Funds WPV Symposium

Whitepaper "WPV and Hospitals: A Guide to Strategic Security Investment"

ASPR TRACIE WPV Risk Assessment and De-escalation Strategies

2024 IAPSC Conference "Conducting Security Assessments in Healthcare"

Security Measures for Prisoner (Forensic) Patient Care

HC PRO Departmental Workplace Violence Assessment Tools

Article "Healthcare in the Crossfire" SecurityInfoWatch Magazine


The Joint Commission Workplace Violence Standards

 I was honored to have served on the TJC standards review panel in the creation of their new Workplace Violence Prevention Requirements. Effective January 1, 2022, new and revised workplace violence prevention requirements will be applicable to all Joint Commission accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals. The new and revised requirements provide a framework to guide hospitals and critical access hospitals in developing strong workplace violence prevention systems. The new prepublication standards can be found here.