Reportable events CA

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Specializes in Geriatrics, Emergency Nursing. Has 4 years experience.

What are some events that warrants reporting to PD?

Aside from

1). Suspected child/adult abuse

2). Homicidal patients that straight up identifies a target

3). High risks elopement (SI/HI patients, patients with IV)

I ask cause one of our ED nurses wanted to call PD for suspected drunk driving and I told her that we treat the patients and are not investigators/its not a reportable event

This is in california.

Did she speak with the charge nurse? What made her suspect drunk driving? I live in California.