Law 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!
Mar 30, '12
by Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN Senior Moderator
I 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
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