Rep. Judy Ward
Supports: PN 1600 amends Title 18, Crimes and Offenses, “Assault Section,” adding health care practitioners in a health care facility to the scope of the offense of aggravated assault. This increases the penalty from a misdemeanor to a felony. On June 20, 2017, an amendment was approved for Title 18 (Crimes & Offenses) regarding assault of a healthcare practitioner, which will provide for the offense of aggravated assault. This now sits in the Senate Judiciary Committee.