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 . . .