N.J. Officials Investigate Duct Taping of Patient

TRENTON, N.J. — Although state regulations don’t specifically mention or prohibit duct tape, New Jersey Health Department officials say using duct tape is not acceptable under any circumstances.

That’s why the health department is investigating a Thursday morning incident where two EMTs from the Hamilton-based Meditransport of New Jersey used duct tape on the wrists, ankles and arms to restrain a male patient being transferred from the Millhouse Nursing Home in Trenton. Click here for the complete story.