Is there a recourse for a medical professional if a patient behaves inappropriately? (I would call it sexual assault but to be honest I don't know what would and wouldn't qualify for that definition - please feel free to edit the question title as appropriate).
Specific example: female medical professional, the patient shoves his hand inside her top and into her bra, then grabs the shirt front preventing her from moving away. Assume that it doesn't repeat, only happens once with that patient.
Is there any legal remedy to be sought against the patient? Criminal or civil?
If this sort of thing happens regularly at the hospital, is there any legal remedy against the hospital?
I'm not sure if jurisdiction matters, but let's say NY, NJ or CT states in US.