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Weekly Poll: Should healthcare workers be penalized for infectious disease exposures?

OSHA Healthcare Connection, March 22, 2011

A bill proposed in the New York state legislature would make it a felony for healthcare workers if they expose their patients to infections.

If passed, would a law penalizing employees for putting their patients in danger of infection exposure make any difference in the number of incidents in which patients are infected by healthcare workers? Take the OSHA Healthcare Advisor Weekly Poll and let us know.
 

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