House Takes Testimony on Violence Against Healthcare Workers

Posted on October 02, 2018

The Michigan House Law and Justice Committee, chaired by Rep. Klint Kesto (R-Commerce Twp.), heard testimony Oct. 2 on House Bills 6203 and 6204, which would amend the Michigan Penal Code to provide additional protections for health professionals and medical volunteers while they are delivering patient care.

The MHA and member hospitals testified in support of these bills, stating that workers in the healthcare and social assistance sector experience violence-related injuries in the workplace at a rate more than four times higher than workers in the private sector overall.

The MHA has been a longtime supporter of bills to enhance hospital employee and volunteer safety. A safe environment for both patients and healthcare professionals is vital for Michigan hospitals to continue delivering the highest quality of care.

A timeline for movement on these bills has not been set. For more information, contact Paige Fults at the MHA.



Tags: violence against healthcare workers, Law and Justice Committee, testimony, HB 6203, HB 6204

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