New Del. Law Would Enhanced Penalties For Assault Against Healthcare Workers

Marcy Jack, Chief Quality Officer for Beebe Healthcare, an advocate for House Bill 324 is pictured with Senator Trey Paradee, the lead Senate sponsor of HB 324. Representative Bill Bush (not pictured) introduced HB 324 in the House. Photo submitted by Delaware Healthcare Association

Violence against more healthcare workers in Delaware would be a felony offense under legislation given final approval in the State Senate.Delaware Code already classifies assault against people in various professions as a second-degree crime, including physicians, nurses and EMT’s. However, it did not include numerous other employees in a health system who have close contact…

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