HARRISBURG – Legislation was signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf to better protect healthcare professionals in the workplace. Senate Bill 842, now Act 54 of 2020, will allow health systems to omit the last name of employees from workplace photo ID badges worn by medical professionals. Bill sponsor, York County Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill said workplace violence is four times more likely to occur in a healthcare setting than in most other industries. York County Rep. Keith Gillespie, who sponsored the House version of the legislation, said during his 34 years as a first responder and hospital administrator, he was involved in physical confrontations on an almost daily basis. He added we need to protect these providers who are on the front lines so that they can continue to practice their life-saving skills with peace of mind.

REP. KEITH GILLESPIE

SEN. KRISTIN PHILLIPS-HILL