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Bakersfield nurse agrees with state legislation for hospital security

Nurses across the state are hopeful that a new bill moving through the California Senate will improve safety for hospital staff.

Senate Bill 1299, introduced by Senator Alex Padilla, would require the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board to adopt standards that would require hospitals to have a work place violence prevention plan as part of its injury and illness prevention plan to protect health care workers from violent and aggressive acts.