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SB 973 Assault and battery; health care providers; penalty.

Introduced by: Glen H. Sturtevant, Jr. | Siobhan S. Dunnavant | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Assault and battery; health care providers; penalty. Expands the penalty for battery against a health care provider who is engaged in the performance of his duties to apply in hospitals or in emergency rooms on the premises of any clinic or other facility rendering emergency care. Under current law, the penalties only apply to a battery against an emergency health care provider. The bill requires the Department of Health to work with stakeholder groups to develop guidelines regarding the publication of penalties for battery on a health care provider and for the training of health care professionals and providers in violence prevention programs. This bill is identical to HB 1921.


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