At their meeting, Jan. 7, the Lucas County Health Center Board of Trustees approved a 28E Agreement between the City of Chariton and LCHC for extra facility security at LCHC when it’s needed at times with certain patients.

The agreement is the same one the Chariton City Council approved at their Dec. 16 meeting.

Periodically, LCHC has the need for extra security at the hospital with patients, and the 28E Agreement is for the event LCHC has a circumstance for which they need extra assistance. The extra security for LCHC as part of the agreement will be provided by an off duty officer from the Chariton Police Department.

LCHC CEO Brian Sims said the agreement was made out in response to a patient they had for 43 days recently for which they needed additional security.

“UnityPoint Health Public Safety took care of a majority of the shifts with the patient. But when they couldn’t, we asked for an off duty police officer to help out for the safety of the staff and everyone else,” Sims said.

Read the January 16, 2020 edition of the Chariton Herald-Patriot for the rest of the story.

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