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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Volunteers Encouraged To Help At Del. Hospitals

Bayhealth nurse Elisabeth Cote received the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine Tuesday in Dover (photo: Delaware Public Health)

Volunteers are encouraged to step forward and help staff at Delaware’s stressed hospitals. The Delaware Healthcare Association is looking for volunteers who may have prior health care experience or people who may be able to fill non-clinical support positions such as registering patients, answering phones, cleaning rooms or delivering supplies. An online form is available…

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