Proposed Wisconsin bill would increase penalties for assaults on nurses

October 2, 2019

A proposed bill in Wisconsin would increase penalties for assaults on nurses. The penalty for causing intentional bodily harm to a nurse would be a Class H felony which can carry fines up to $10,000 and up to six years in jail, according to an article on the WEAU website.

The current penalty for assaulting a nurse is a fine of up to $10,000, up to nine months in jail or both

The proposal would apply to registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and those working under supervision of a nurse.

According to the American Nurse Association, one in four nurses is assaulted on the job.

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