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Section 3727.18 | Warning sign regarding abuse or assault of hospital staff.


(A) Any hospital may post the notice described in division (B) of this section in accordance with this division. A hospital that decides to post the notice shall consider posting it in a conspicuous location in all of the following areas:

(1) Major waiting room areas, including the waiting room areas of the emergency department, the labor and delivery department, the surgical department or unit, and the intensive care unit;

(2) The main entrance to the hospital;

(3) Any other area that the hospital determines to be appropriate.

(B) A notice posted pursuant to division (A) of this section shall include, at a minimum, all of the following statements and information:


any form of threatening or

aggressive behavior

toward our staff.

Assaults against our staff might

result in a felony conviction.

All staff have the right to carry out

their work without fearing for their safety."

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