CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia doctors, nurses and other health care providers are getting a reprieve from legislation that would have required them to wear identification badges on the job.
The bill was vetoed Monday by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin because of technical errors.
Hospitals and other health facilities routinely require IDs. The bill passed during the regular session sought to ensure IDs statewide by July 2015.
The proposal was aimed at avoiding patient confusion by requiring all IDs to clearly list the provider's name and title.
The veto is the first since the Legislature left the Capitol earlier this month. Tomblin vetoed three other bills because of technical flaws while lawmakers were still in session. That allowed them to pass corrected versions of those measures.