Capitol Update: Rep. Linda Featherston calls for more workplace protections for nurses, health care staff

"According to a 2018 report from the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics, health care and social service workers are five times as likely as the average worker to suffer injury injury due to workplace violence," Democratic Rep. Linda Featherston writes in this week's Capitol Update column. File image.

Each week during the 2022 Kansas legislative session, we will provide Blue Valley area legislators the opportunity to share their thoughts about what’s happening in the state capitol.

Below is this week’s submission from Democratic Rep. Linda Featherston of Kansas House District 16, which covers parts of Lenexa and Overland Park.