Violence in the emergency department is a serious and growing concern. ACEP’s 2018 survey reported that nearly half of emergency physicians polled had been physically assaulted, with more than 60 percent of assaults occurring in the past year. ACEP recently worked with Congressional offices to refine for H.R. 1309, The Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act, and sent a letter of support asking Congress to consider how emergency departments in particular are staffed to ensure the important provisions of this legislation are implemented appropriately. ACEP‘s letter requested additional clarity of the legislation‘s wording to ensure any new federal requirements do not create any unintentional burdens for entities that do not directly control the health care workplace. Read more at EDsafety.
ACEP Supports Workplace Violence Prevention Act
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