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MD bill to boost healthcare worker safety withdrawn

The Baltimore Sun, March 20, 2013
Legislation to strengthen violence prevention standards at health care facilities across the state has been withdrawn in the Senate -- ending its chances for passage in Annapolis this session. Sen. Katherine Klausmeier, a Baltimore County Democrat and the bill's sponsor, said she submitted a withdrawal letter to the finance committee Monday after stakeholders representing nursing homes and assisted living facilities expressed concerns that it would not leave room for individualized approaches to dealing with violence in varying clinical environments. "There were just so many different ways of providing safety, so we decided to just withdraw the bill," Klausmeier said.