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California Considers Bill Requiring Hospital Violence Prevention Plans
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A bill that would require California hospitals to develop workplace violence prevention plans will be heard in a state Senate Committee Monday. The bill is in response to increasing numbers of violent incidents at hospitals and mental health facilities.

Last month, a man fired a gun in a Bay Area hospital and two nurses were stabbed in separate incidents in Los Angeles hospitals. Bonnie Castillo with the California Nurses Association says SB 1299 would make hospitals improve security staffing levels and weapons screening programs.