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safety of all nurses- assault is a felony

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by gosialane gosialane (New) New

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 http://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!

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 41 years experience.

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 :madface:.

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/westchester-county-district-attorney-support-north-westchester-nurses-enforce-violence-against-nurses-law Westchester County District Attorney: Support North Westchester Nurses - Enforce Violence Against Nurses Law!

https://allnurses.com/nursing-news/rfk-son-accused-678756.html

https://allnurses.com/nursing-news/nurses-kennedy-clash-680684.html

Are you a member of NYSNA?

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GitanoRN, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in Trauma, ER, ICU, CCU, PACU, GI, Cardiology, OR. Has 53 years experience.

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 us..do it for yourself~

'those brave nurses' are subdued by the greater powers.

Stay tuned as court appearance is scheduled for April 12th!

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 41 years experience.

Why does this not suprise me.:madface:.........Thanks for the update.....:D