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Governor signs one hospital workplace safety bill, vetoes another
Sacramento Business Journal

California nurses won one and lost one of their more high-profile legislative battles with hospitals this year.

Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1299, which imposes new requirements on hospitals for workplace violence plans and reporting. But Brown vetoed Assembly Bill 2616, which assumes hospital employees who get a difficult-to-treat staph infection got it at work — and qualify for workers’ compensation coverage.