REPORT TITLE:
Health Care Workers


DESCRIPTION:
Makes it a class C felony to intimidate a health care worker.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                        
THE SENATE                              S.B. NO.           2183
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2000                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.
 


BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 1      SECTION 1.  Chapter 710, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended
 
 2 by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to
 
 3 read as follows:
 
 4      "710-    Intimidating a health care worker.  (1)  A person
 
 5 commits the offense of intimidating a health care worker if the
 
 6 person uses force upon or a threat of force directed to a health
 
 7 care worker or the health care worker's immediate family, with
 
 8 intent to influence the worker's conduct, decision, action, or
 
 9 abstention from action as a health care worker.
 
10      (2)  As in this section:
 
11      "Health care worker" means any licensed provider of health
 
12 and human services under chapter 451D, and their employees,
 
13 agents, and volunteers and any employee, agent, or volunteer of
 
14 any program, institution, place, building, or agency or portion
 
15 thereof, private or public, whether organized for profit or not,
 
16 used, operated, or designed to provide medical diagnosis,
 
17 treatment, nursing, social services, rehabilitative, or
 
18 preventive care to any person.
 
19      "Threat" means any threat proscribed by section 707-764(1).
 

 
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 1      (3)  Intimidation of a health care worker is a class C
 
 2 felony."
 
 3      SECTION 2.  New statutory material is underscored.
 
 4      SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
 
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 6                           INTRODUCED BY:  _______________________