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State hospital workers abuse sick leave, committee is told

By Sarah Zoellick

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 15, 2014

~~<p class="p1">The vetting of allegations of misconduct at the Hawaii State Hospital by the state Senate Special Investigative Committee continued on Wednesday with the questioning of a nursing office clerk whose job is to fill vacancies when staff call in sick and two psychiatric technicians who have been assaulted by patients.</p>
<p class="p1">The committee, which has subpoena power, has been holding briefings to hear from witnesses to try to discern whether supervisors have knowingly put hospital workers at risk of being assaulted by patients, which happens at a rate of about once every three days, according to the Department of Health.</p>
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The vetting of allegations of misconduct at the Hawaii State Hospital by the state Senate Special Investigative Committee continued on Wednesday with the questioning of a nursing office clerk whose job is to fill vacancies when staff call in sick and two psychiatric technicians who have been assaulted by patients.

The committee, which has subpoena power, has been holding briefings to hear from witnesses to try to discern whether supervisors have knowingly put hospital workers at risk of being assaulted by patients, which happens at a rate of about once every three days, according to the Department of Health. Login for more...



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