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This Policy Bank is a library of standard hospital policies. It is updated regularly and is intended to provide a basic policy form which can be altered to meet the needs of an individual hospital.


Available Policies
The TORCH Policy Bank includes these, plus additional polcies that are added and revised frequently.
  • Advance Directives Policy
  • Americans With Disabilities Act
  • Amendment Act of 2008
  • Business Associates
  • Civil Rights
  • Communications with Patients
  • Regarding Billing Policy
  • Compliance Policy - Business
  • Courtesies (Stark Compliance)
  • Compliance Policy- Code of Conduct
  • Conflicts of Interest Policy
  • Governmental Entity
  • Conflicts of Interest Policy - Nonprofit Hospital
  • Consent to Treatment
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Drug & Alcohol Testing
  • Electronic Records Policy - Electronic Discovery (Litigation Holds)
  • Electronic Records Policy- Records Management Requirements of E-mail
  • EMTALA/Patient Transfer
  • Medical Records Policy - Electronic Signature for Medical Records
  • Medical Records Policy- Disclosure of Health Information to Law Enforcement
  • Nurse Peer Review Policy - Incident Based
  • Nurse Peer Review Policy - Minor Incidents
  • Nurse Peer Review Policy - Safe Harbor
  • Nursing - Miscellaneous
  • Paid Time Off
  • Physician Recruitment Policy
  • Professional Courtesy Discounts Policy
  • Public Funds Investment Policy
  • Records Retention Policy - Nonprofit Hospital
  • Records Retention Policy- Governmental Entity
  • Red Flag Rules
  • Release of Infant Policy
  • Reporting & Disclosure/Reporting and Disclosure of an Unanticipated Outcome
  • Reporting and Disclosure – Reportable Events
  • Smoke-Free Hospital Policy

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