Assembly Panel Provides Initial OK for Bill To Boost Hospital Security
On Tuesday, California's Assembly Committee on Health gave preliminary approval to a bill (AB 30) that aims to strengthen security at hospitals and increase requirements for reporting hospital-based violence to the state, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Assembly member Mary Hayashi (D-Hayward) and the California Nurses Association sponsored the legislation. According to CNA, violence against health workers has become a growing problem in the state.
However, the California Hospital Association opposes AB 30, saying it would burden hospitals with new requirements that might not provide any benefits.
The legislation will go the Assembly Committee on Appropriations before going to the full Assembly (Garrison, Los Angeles Times, 3/23).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.