Police body camera footage showing a nurse in Salt Lake City being arrested for refusing to draw blood from an unconscious patient drew national attention resulting in new legislation. Rep Craig Hall addresses the controversial arrest with widely supported House Bill 43.
The need to take time away from work to deal with family illness, personal illness or caring for a new child is the focus of discussion for Rep. Rebecca Edwards. Edwards discusses paid family and medial leave for workers as well as the rise of discrimination in the workplace claims sparked by the me to movement.
The United States does not offer a national paid family leave policy, compared to other counties per the Family and Medial Leave Act (FMLA). FMLA allows for 12 weeks of un-paid leave after the birth, adoption or personal health issues to return to work. Rep. Elizabeth Weight discuses family leave amendments. House Bill 156 would provide 6 weeks of pay for state workers for the birth or adoption of a child.
Sen. Curt Bramble discusses a law requiring doctors to access a database prior to prescribing addictive medications such as opioids. Bramble also touches on 5G technology and a revision of policy for the Ethics Commission.