Brown meets with health care experts about Ebola

Oct 21, 2014 3:57 PM by News Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown is meeting with state agency heads, labor unions and leaders in the health care industry to address Ebola preparedness at hospitals and other medical facilities throughout California.

While the administration has not issued any mandates, the state's largest nurses union praised Brown on Tuesday for his leadership.

RoseAnn DeMoro, executive director of the statewide union and National Nurses United, says hospitals have been slow in responding to the Ebola threat. The union wants the type of gear used at premiere institutions as well as practice on how to remove it after caring for an Ebola patient.

The association representing hospitals says its members are working with California's workplace regulatory agency to implement new guidelines for medical workers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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