safety of all nurses- assault is a felony
- 1Mar 29, '12 by gosialaneLaw in NYS - Penal Law Article 120.5 was amended to include nurses. It is now a Class D felony to assault a nurse while on duty. November 1, 2010 law became effective.
A highly publicized assault on 2 nurses took place in Norhtern Westchester County, NY in January of 2012.
support your fellow nurses and sign the petition at www.change.org - northern westchester.
this law needs to be passed and enforced across all 50 states.
Nurses deserve respect and protection while performing their duties to the public!
- 1Mar 30, '12 by Esme12, BSN, RN Senior ModeratorI have signed this petition in support of those nurses about a month ago.
My anger is directed at the authorities that the law exists yet they neglect to enforce it because of who did the assaulting .
We here at AN have been all over this subject. You maybe interested in reading the threads. What I am also finding frustrating is finding out any further news about those brave nurses. To sign the petition you have to do a search once you get to "change.org" This petition was started by New York State Nurses Association to the district attorney.
http://www.change.org/petitions/west...nst-nurses-law Westchester County District Attorney: Support North Westchester Nurses - Enforce Violence Against Nurses Law!
Are you a member of NYSNA?Last edit by Esme12 on Mar 30, '12 : Reason: sp
- 1Mar 30, '12 by GitanoRN Guideundoubtedly, this issue is close to my heart because just recently a colleague of mine was working on ed, when a pt. who wasn't satisfied with his benefits decided to take it out on his nurse, she took care of him and he repaid her with a black-eye, just because she inform him that his benefits wouldn't cover a certain procedure. this is the reason we must come together and put an end to these offenders and send a message that we are not going to remain silent!!! please take a minute of your time and sign the petition, do it for all of us..do it for yourself~