How to Refer Patients
Comply with JCAHO Standard PC.01.02.09 on Victims of Abuse
- Describe any advocacy and support systems within the health care setting
- Refer patient to advocacy and support services within the community
- Refer patients to organizations that address their unique needs such as organizations with multiple language capacities, or those that specialize in working with specific populations (i.e. teen, elderly, disabled, deaf or heard of hearing, particular ethnic or cultural communities or lesbian, gay, transgender or bisexual clients)
- Offer a choice of available referrals including on-site advocates, social workers, local DV resources or the National Domestic Violence Hotline.