AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS A FELONY TO ASSAULT HOSPITAL PERSONNEL AND LICENSED HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS WHO ARE PROVIDING OR ATTEMPTING TO PROVIDE SERVICES IN A HOSPITAL. Enacted June 19, 2015. Effective December 1, 2015.
Bill Summaries: H560 (2015-2016 Session)
Summary date: Jun 22 2015 - View summary
Summary date: Jun 2 2015 - View summary
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Amends the long title.
Amends GS 14-34.6 to make it a Class I felony to assault hospital personnel and licensed healthcare providers that are providing or attempting to provide health care services to a patient in a hospital (was, physicians, physicians' assistants, nurses and licensed nurse practitioners who are hospital personnel).
Summary date: Apr 6 2015 - View summary
Amends GS 14-34.6 to make it a Class I felony to assault hospital personnel (was, emergency department personnel) who are discharging or attempting to discharge their official duties. Increases the penalty under specified circumstances. Applies to offenses committed on or after December 1, 2015.