safety of all nurses- assault is a felony

  1. 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 - 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!
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  3. by   Esme12
    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 "" This petition was started by New York State Nurses Association to the district attorney. 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
  4. by   GitanoRN
    undoubtedly, 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 it for yourself~
  5. by   gosialane
    'those brave nurses' are subdued by the greater powers.
    Stay tuned as court appearance is scheduled for April 12th!
  6. by   Esme12
    Why does this not suprise me..........Thanks for the update.....
  7. by   gosialane
    visit for more updated info