An infant or child abduction is defined as anytime an infant or child is noted to be missing from any place within the Hospital or Hospital grounds. Notation of a missing infant or child is denoted via the Infant Protection System or Security notification when the infant in question cannot be located or when a parent or guardian reports that an infant or child is missing.
Infant/child abduction applies to children up to the age of 17 and applies to all areas of the Hospital.
If you suspect that an infant or child has been abducted at the Hospital, contact Security immediately. Provide Security with a description of the infant/child, possible abductor, and last known location. Secure the immediate area where the infant/child was last seen. Hold all persons in the area for Security to interview.
If the patient cannot be located, the staff must:
If any of the following situations are known to be applicable to a newborn/child, or to the parent(s) or family member(s) of a newborn/child, then such newborn/child should be deemed at risk for abduction. This includes, but is not limited to:
Phone: 212-312-5110 - external calls
Phone: ext. 3333 - internal calls
Phone: 914-682-9100, ext. 2424