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Cal/OSHA’s healthcare workplace violence rules take effect

April 10, 2017

Effective April 1, a California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board regulation that requires some healthcare employers to develop and implement a workplace violence prevention plan went into effect, according to an article on the J.D. Supra website.

The regulations apply to licensed hospitals and “any facility, place or building that is organized, maintained, and operated for diagnosis, care, prevention or treatment of human illness, physical or mental…to which [] persons are admitted for a 24-hour stay or longer.”

The regulations also apply to the following facilities regardless of their size or how long a patient stays there:

• Home health care and home-based hospice

• Emergency medical services and medical transport, including services provided by firefighters and other emergency responders

• Drug treatment programs

• Outpatient medical services to the incarcerated in correctional and detention settings

• Immediate requirement to begin reporting violent incidents

Read the article.



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