Suspicious hospital visits checked
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted May 23, 2005
Federal security officials in late April raised concerns about fake inspectors visiting hospitals in Los Angeles, Boston and Detroit. They are working to create awareness among hospitals about the impostors. Security officials do not have new intelligence that terrorists plan to target hospitals for attack, but last year officials warned medical facilities that they could be targets.
The move to step up hospital awareness about impostors comes after the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations issued alerts when phony inspectors paid visits to three hospitals earlier this year. JCAHO was concerned enough to contact the FBI.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2005/05/23/prbf0523.htm.