House gives health care workers protection from civil liability, violence

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The Kansas House on Wednesday approved increased penalties for violence against health care providers, but linked it to a measure giving them expanded immunity from civil liability for damages arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The House voted 102-17 to pass the legislation, which was praised for what it will do to protect physicians and nurses from violence but was criticized for broadening legal protections for health care providers from civil claims.

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