Hopefully you have malpractice insurance
yourself. Call your insurance,
they have a legal department and describe the situation to them,
ask them to advise you how to protect yourself while the
administrators sort this out. Tell them you are concerned about
patient safety under these circumstances and your role as this is sorted out.
Its a catch 22---
If you restrain and no one (MD ) shows up in an hour you could be held
liable for assault..
If you do not
restrain and the patient hurts or kills himself, you are liable
for not protecting him.
So there is the question, what do they advise you to do ????...