Study; Department of Labor and Industry; violence against health care professionals. (HJ719)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate

Description

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. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/11/2017Presented and ordered printed 17103789D
01/11/2017Referred to Committee on Rules
01/12/2017Assigned Rules sub: Studies
01/26/2017Tabled in Rules