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SACRAMENTO --

Both the California Nurses Association and the Nurse Alliance of California rallied outside the State Resources Building on Thursday morning prior to what could be the completion of much sought regulations.

Each organization petitioned Cal OSHA in 2014 about stricter guidelines, which later became known as the Healthcare Workplace Violence Prevention Act.

"It adds harassment, stalking and bullying to the already present OSHA regulations," said Executive Director of the Nurse Alliance of California Ingela Dahlgren.

The Safety and Standards Board took a last round of public comment Thursday after previous input and the completion of the acts draft.

The new regulations are expected to take place sometime in mid-2016.