Ask ECRI: Using Contracted Security Officers to Transport Residents in Golf Carts

February 18, 2019 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance

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A risk manager recently asked for guidance about the potential risks, liability issues, and safety concerns involved in allowing contracted security personnel to transport residents around the continuing care organization's campus using golf carts.

In our response, ECRI Institute first recommends that organizations contact their automobile insurance carrier, who can often provide vehicle-related guidance and help explain the different types of coverage that different policies provide and under which circumstances. Local, state, and federal ordinances often stipulate the use of certain vehicles. Golf cart or "low-speed vehicle" ordinances vary greatly between local and state jurisdictions, making it...

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