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TO: DMR Regional Directors, STS Director, CTH Coordinators, Private Providers
FROM: Daniel A. Micari, Director of Quality Assurance, Division of Quality Management
DATE: April 18, 2005
RE: Vehicle Access Precautions

SAFETY ALERT

This alert is to advise all providers and support personnel of the risk of clients gaining access to keys and driving motor vehicles, thereby endangering themselves and the public.

Please ensure that keys to vehicles are never accessible to anyone except those authorized to have them. This refers to keys to all vehicles including house or program and personal vehicles.

This alert is being issued in response to recent incidents involving clients who gained unauthorized access to vehicles.

Please share this alert widely.