This effects more than just ED nurses hopefully other states will follow
New Law Defends Emergency Room Nurses 9/13/13
Sep 15, 2013 11:18 p.m.
CBS 7 News
September 13, 2013
ODESSA-Assaults on Emergency Room nurses have been a growing issue in the state of Texas that a law has been made to prevent it.
The new law took effect on September 1, 2013, and it states that an assault on a nurse will now be charged as a "Class-3 Felony," making it the same as assaulting a police officer.
Many nurses whom I spoke with today, say the new law makes them feel more secure.
Emergency room nurses not only deal with sick patients, but also violent ones.