Safety

NY law makes violence against nurses a felony

OSHA Healthcare Connection, November 9, 2010

Handling difficult patients is expected by those going into the nursing profession, but most don’t expect to be physically attacked. Nurses are routinely spit on, kicked, shoved, and verbally abused by patients, and a recent law in New York now classifies such actions as felonies.

The OSHA Healthcare Advisor post has more details.
 

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