Senate report recommends increasing penalties for violence against health care workers

A state Senate study committee has asked the General Assembly to consider stiffening penalties for violent attacks on Georgia health care workers. But new legislation addressing the issue is unlikely because criminal justice experts believe existing law already covers violence in the health-care workplace, Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick, R-Marietta, the study committee’s chairman and an orthopedic surgeon, said.

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