ABSTRACT

VA Medical Center Security: Progress Made, but Improvements to Oversight of Risk Management and Incident Analysis Still Needed, Statement of Catina B. Latham, Acting Director, Physical Infrastructure, Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Veterans' Affairs, House of Representatives   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Highlights: "The Veterans Health Administration provides critical health services to approximately 9-million enrolled veterans at its nearly 170 medical centers. Ensuring safety and security at these medical centers can be complicated because VA [Department of Veterans Affairs] has to balance the treatment and care of veterans--a vulnerable population with high rates of post-traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse--while also maintaining order and enforcing the law. Officers may need to use physical force to help bring a violent or hostile situation under control. This statement focuses on how VA manages and oversees (1) the physical security of medical centers and (2) use of force incidents by police officers."

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GAO-21-105320
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2021-07-13
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Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
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