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2016 Board of Directors
We are pleased to announce our 2016 California Emergency Nurses Association Board of Directors:
- 2016 President: Janet Williams
- 2016 President-elect: David Samuelson
- 2016 Immediate past-President: Susan Smith
- 2016 Treasurer: Cheryl Graydon
- 2016 Treasurer-elect: Louella Buell
- 2016 Director-at-Large: Patrice Christensen
Assembly Sends Rodriguez Bill to Protect Emergency Room Workers to Governor
The California State Assembly gave final approval to Assembly Bill 172 by Assembly member Freddie Rodriguez which seeks to close a loophole in the law and prevent workplace violence in the Emergency Room. The bill now goes to Governor Jerry Brown.
Under current law, an assault or battery against a physician or nurse rendering emergency medical care outside of a hospital, clinic or health care facility is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $2,000, or a one year jail time, or both. However, if an assault or battery occurs inside the health care facility, the crime is punishable as a lower misdemeanor with a jail time of up to 6 months. Sponsored by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), AB 172 would close this loophole by increasing the penalties for violence committed against all health care workers engaged in providing services within the ER.
The next California State Council meeting is November 13, 2015 at the Kona Kai Resort & Spa in San Diego. Reserve your hotel room early to obtain the ENA rate of $129.
Emergency Nurses Week
When: October 11-17