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  1. I am currently in healthcare policy. We had to suggest a policy we where passionate about and I choose to mandate the implementation of screening tools in the ED to help the nurse identify human trafficking victims. I have to identify and set up a meeting with an identified legislator/policy maker to review and ask question. I cannot change my topic and I do not have to have a specific screening tool in mind. I live in California and have been confused on who to go to. [COLOR=#000000]I located our state assemblymen for policy located in Sacramento, CA. Hisname is Joaquin Arambula and is a committee member on healthcare deliverysystems. However, looking further, I found Blanca Rubio who is the chair ofhuman services committee that I believe would be able to assist with thisimplementation more. However, when I asked my teacher about it she asked if I considered The Joint Commission . Does anyone have any suggestions on someone I could contact within the state or at TJC.[/COLOR]
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  3. by   herring_RN
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    I am currently in healthcare policy. We had to suggest a policy we where passionate about and I choose to mandate the implementation of screening tools in the ED to help the nurse identify human trafficking victims. I have to identify and set up a meeting with an identified legislator/policy maker to review and ask question. I cannot change my topic and I do not have to have a specific screening tool in mind. I live in California and have been confused on who to go to. [COLOR=#000000]I located our state assemblymen for policy located in Sacramento, CA. Hisname is Joaquin Arambula and is a committee member on healthcare deliverysystems. However, looking further, I found Blanca Rubio who is the chair of human services committee that I believe would be able to assist with this implementation more. However, when I asked my teacher about it she asked if I considered The Joint Commission . Does anyone have any suggestions on someone I could contact within the state or at TJC.[/COLOR]
    I can't find any Joint Commission policy on human trafficking. Here are some people you can try:
    Contact Us Directory | Joint Commission

    Here are some links for information:
    https://traffickingresourcecenter.or...16-16.docx.pdf

    https://cdn2.sph.harvard.edu/wp-cont.../8-Baldwin.pdf

    Identification of human trafficking victims in health care setting | Health and Human Rights Journal

    Healthcare Providers Play a Crucial Role in Victim Identification | Polaris


    The California State Senate has a bill pending. Already information relating to slavery and human trafficking must be posted in certain establishments. The pending bill would
    require the notice to specify that a person can also text a specified number for services and support. Two of the required places are Emergency Departments and Urgent Care Centers. The Bill:
    Bill Text - SB-225 Human trafficking: notice.

    You may want to contact one of the authors or their staff with some questions. Or one of the officials mentioned in one of these articles:
    SB 225, Stern. Human trafficking: notice. - Google Search

    Call or email your own State Senator or Assembly member's local office. Then ask if he or she would be interested in mandating the implementation of screening tools in the ED to help the nurse identify human trafficking victims.
    It would be an addition to Title 22. I'm not certain which section. Here is the one with nurse staffing by department:
    View Document - California Code of Regulations

    Contact information for State Senators:
    Senators | senate.ca.gov

    I hope this helps.

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