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Sen. Blunt pushes OSHA, CMS for plan to deal with hospital workplace violence
Modern Healthcare

A Republican senator is pressing federal agencies to get together on a regulatory plan for how hospital employees can deal with violent outbursts and confrontations inside hospitals.

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), who chairs the Senate health appropriations subcommittee, told an audience at the American Hospital Association’s annual meeting on Monday that he discussed a now-overdue interagency report on the issue with HHS Secretary Alex Azar.

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