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Push to increase protection for nurses shows need to fix ‘complicated’ issue: lawyer

Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 10:50 AM | By Terry Davidson

An Ontario union group calling for legislative change to further protect nurses and other front-line health care staff who report abuse by patients is symptomatic of a continued need to address a “complicated problem,” says one lawyer.

Emily McKernan, Stieber Berlach LLPThese comments come in the wake of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions' (OCHU) recent call for changes to provincial legislation that would beef up protections for front-line care providers who come forward with reports of workplace assault, as well as whistleblowers.  

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