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  7/18/2011, Tammuz 16, 5771

C'tee OKs Ban on Violent People from Medical Facilities


The Knesset's Labor, Welfare and Health Committee approved, on Monday, a measure to give the director of a medical facility the authority to prevent someone who was violent to a staff member from re-entering the premises, except to receive treatment. A 12-month ban would be preceded by a written notice.

The bill is intended to reduce the phenomenon of violent activity against medical staff by patients or their relatives. It now goes to the full Knesset for its final readings before a vote.