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PA bill would address healthcare work violence

Hospital Safety Insider, November 17, 2011

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A new bill would require hospitals in Pennsylvania to protect nurses and other frontline staff from workplace violence.

The bill would require hospitals to address security personnel training and staffing levels and to factor safety and security concerns into building design and lighting. The bill would also require hospitals to help victims of workplace violence.

The bill, H.B. 1992, is a joint effort between Rep. Nicholas Micozzie (R-Delaware) and the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals.

Source: Becker's ASC Review



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