Effort renewed to protect health care workers from workplace violence

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Health care professionals on Monday renewed efforts to get the Legislature to protect hospital workers from workplace violence.

They went before the House Judiciary Committee Monday asking lawmakers to pass a bill  increasing the penalties for violence against health care workers and creating new crimes for interfering with a hospital as its carries out its duties.

The Legislature passed a similar bill last year, but it was vetoed by the governor because it was rolled into a larger bill extending civil liability protections for health care providers . . .

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