ACEP supports the Safety from Violence for Healthcare Employees (SAVE) Act that was introduced in the House of Representatives on June 7, 2022. This bipartisan bill would help curb violence in the emergency department and criminalize assault or intimidation against health workers. “We continue to hear terrifying and disheartening stories from health care workers who have been assaulted on the job,” said ACEP President Gillian Schmitz, MD, FACEP. “Just the other day, our worst nightmares were realized once again when two physicians, an employee, and a patient were killed in a medical office. Physical and verbal attacks are not tolerated in any other workplace—they should not be allowed in a health care setting.” Click here to learn more about ACEP’s advocacy efforts related to workplace safety.
Explore This IssueACEP Now: Vol 41 – No 07 – July 2022
Urge your representatives to co-sponsor and support the Safety from Violence for Healthcare Employees (SAVE) Act (H.R. 7961) by visiting ACEP’s Advocacy Action Center.