U.S. House of Representatives Passes H.R. 1309
The U.S. House passed H.R. 1309, or the “Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act,” in a 251-158 vote. “It’s been way overlooked for far too long, and it’s time for Congress and the country to act,” said Connecticut Congressman Joe Courtney, who introduced the legislation in February.
Now it’s up to the Senate to pass a similar measure. Then, it would move onto the President’s desk. We’ll continue investigating what’s being done to prevent violence in health care, and will keep you posted. If you have been impacted by this problem, have another angle to share, or have any reaction to these developments, of course we’d love to hear from you.
Kentucky Lawmaker to Propose Healthcare Violence Bill
Our voice is being heard! Following the investigation into violence towards healthcare workers, a Kentucky lawmaker is planning to propose a bill to help curb the epidemic.
WHAS 11 Nurses 911 Story:
Nurses across the country are being attacked. KONL welcomed WHAS 11 to the fall conference to interview nurse leaders from across the state regarding violence against nurses. You can view the report here.