NHHA Statement on SB459 Becoming State Law

Steve Ahnen, president of the New Hampshire Hospital Association, released the below statement relative to the Governor signing SB 459 into law:


We applaud Governor Sununu for signing into law SB 459, legislation spearheaded by Senator Jim Gray which addresses the increasing incidents of workplace violence and supports the need to protect our health care workforce.  Violent acts against health care workers continue to increase in number and severity, and this important legislation establishes the Workplace Violence Prevention Program and the New Hampshire Health Care Workplace Safety Commission, both of which aim to enhance workplace violence prevention through data collection, risk assessments, sharing of best practices and annual reporting.


We appreciate the collaborative spirit that brought this legislation forward with stakeholders, legislators on both sides of the aisle in the Senate and House and look forward to its implementation to ensure health care facilities have the resources and support they need to protect the health and safety of New Hampshire’s health care workers.

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