Legislative Report on collected data from 2008
In 2007 House Bill 2022 was passed requiring hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, and hospitals with home health care services to implement strategies to protect healthcare employees from acts of violence in the workplace.
A health care employer shall:
(a) Conduct periodic security and safety assessments to identify existing or potential hazards for assaults committed against employees;
(b) Develop and implement an assault prevention and protection program for employees based on assessments conducted under paragraph (a) of this subsection; and
(c) Provide assault prevention and protection training on a regular and ongoing basis for employees.
(d) A health care employer shall maintain a record of assaults committed against employees that occur on the premises of the health care employer or in the home of a patient receiving home health care services.
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Occupational Safety and Health Administration
FBI Critical Incidence Response Group
FBI Academy, Quantico, Virginia, 2002
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health