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Hello Alice:
Thank you for your GREAT post. The Institute for patient-and Family-Centered Care has written a "white paper" (with recommendations)regarding supporting family presence. We sent a copy to President Obama. We welcome everyone to download it, use it, and help us improve it. The document can be found on our website ( There are many other FREE downloadable tools and examples of "open" visiting policies from around the US that may be used. Thank you again.

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