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Bill Detail: HB24-1066

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Title Prevent Workplace Violence in Health-Care Settings
Status House Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed (05/14/2024)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
  • Labor & Employment
House Sponsors E. Hamrick (D)
L. Garcia (D)
Senate Sponsors D. Michaelson Jenet (D)
J. Gonzales (D)
House Committee Health and Human Services
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 01/10/2024

The bill enacts the Violence Prevention in Health-care Settings
Act, applicable to hospitals, freestanding emergency departments,
nursing care facilities, assisted living residences, and federally qualified
health centers, and the Violence Prevention in Behavioral Health
Settings Act, applicable to comprehensive community behavioral health
providers. Both acts require each of these facility types to:
  • Establish a workplace violence prevention committee to
document and review workplace violence incidents at the
facility and develop and regularly review a workplace
violence prevention plan (plan) for the facility;
  • Adopt, implement, enforce, and update the plan;
  • Provide training on the plan and on workplace violence
  • Submit biannual workplace violence incident reports to the
department of public health and environment or the
behavioral health administration, as applicable; and
  • If a workplace violence incident occurs, offer post-incident
services to affected staff.
The bill specifies the required components of facility plans.
Facilities are prohibited from discouraging staff from contacting or filing
an incident report with law enforcement. The bill also prohibits
retaliation, discipline, or discrimination against a person who reports a
workplace violence incident in good faith, who advises a staff member of
the right to report an incident, or who chooses not to report an incident.

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