HJ 719 Study; Department of Labor and Industry; violence against health care professionals.
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Summary as introduced:
Study; Department of Labor and Industry; violence against health care professionals in hospital emergency departments; report. Requests the Department of Labor and Industry to study violence against health care professionals in hospital emergency departments and (i) identify the causes of the current disproportionate levels of violence in hospital emergency departments; (ii) analyze whether increasing the penalties for violence against health care professionals in hospital emergency departments would lower the occurrence of violence in emergency departments; (iii) assess and make recommendations regarding the establishment of a system for reporting violent acts against health care professionals in hospital emergency departments and for training such health care professionals to identify and de-escalate situations that are likely to result in violent acts; (iv) identify whether the imposition of higher penalties for violence in emergency departments or the establishment of the aforementioned system for reporting and training would more effectively reduce violence against health care professionals in hospital emergency departments, or both; and (v) recommend other strategies that would help lower the occurrence of violence in hospital emergency departments in the Commonwealth.

Full text:
01/11/17  House: Presented and ordered printed 17103789D  pdf

Status:
01/11/17  House: Presented and ordered printed 17103789D
01/11/17  House: Referred to Committee on Rules
01/12/17  House: Assigned Rules sub: Studies
01/26/17  House: Tabled in Rules by voice vote