New Jersey Revised Statutes § 30:4-3.24 - Reporting System For Physical Assaults, Unexpected Deaths At State Psychiatric Hospitals.

30:4-3.24 Reporting system for physical assaults, unexpected deaths at State psychiatric hospitals.

2. a. The department shall establish a reporting system for compiling information about physical assaults and unexpected deaths that occur at State psychiatric hospitals, and shall summarize the information in a report which, at a minimum, shall separately identify for each State psychiatric hospital:

(1)the number of major and moderate injuries among patients;

(2)the number of major and moderate injuries between patients and staff members; and

(3)the number of unexpected deaths.

b.The report prepared pursuant to this section shall not contain any identifying information about a patient or staff member.

c.The report shall be considered a public or government record under P.L.1963, c.73 (C.47:1A-1 et seq.) or P.L.2001, c.404 (C.47:1A-5 et al.), and shall be posted on the official website of the department and updated quarterly.

L.2009, c.161, s.2.

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