HARRISBURG – Legislation that will allow the last name of health care professionals to be omitted from employee identification badges received the unanimous support of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee today, according to the bill’s prime sponsor, Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York).
“Violence against healthcare professionals is on the rise for a myriad of reasons, and these employees are more susceptible to having themselves and their families stalked, harassed and targeted because their full name appears on ID badges,” Phillips-Hill said. “We should do everything to protect healthcare workers and not leave them vulnerable to would-be stalkers and assailants.”
The legislation, Senate Bill 842, now goes before the full state Senate for its consideration.
You can watch Senator Phillips-Hill explain her legislation during Tuesday’s committee meeting here.
You can listen to Senator Phillips-Hill explain her legislation during Tuesday’s committee meeting here.