Md. Hospitals at the Front Lines of Human Trafficking Response
Jan 29, 2020
- The Daily Record
by Tim Curtis
Maryland’s hospitals are often one of the first places human trafficking victims can turn to for help, and the hospitals are adopting new guidelines this month to help them identify and care for these patients. New guidelines were developed by the Maryland Hospital Association, Maryland’s Human Trafficking Task Force and other stakeholders. “There are a variety of screenings that our front-line staff are doing,” said Nicole Stallings, senior vice president for government affairs and policy at the Maryland Hospital Association. “It’s all about understanding the unique circumstances that your patient may be in,” and then being able to do something about it.