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TAKE ACTION to pass federal and state ratios legislation:



The Nurse Staffing Standards for Hospital Patient Safety and Quality Care Act - S. 1063 (Brown)

Send a Letter to Congress Urging their Support for this legislation!

This bill establishes requirements for acute-care facilities to provide registered nurse staff based on the acuity of patients provided that minimum nurse-to-patient ratios for each unit are met at all times. Registered nurses shall also have the obligation to act in the exclusive interest of their patients, and the right to be patient advocates.

SENATE RATIOS BILL - S. 739 (Boxer)

 



The Nurse Staffing Standards for Hospital Patient Safety and Quality Care Act - HR 2392 (Schakowsky)

Send a Letter to Congress Urging their Support for this legislation! 

Nurses are increasingly put into impossible situations by hospital managers who demand they care for more patients than is safe. There is a proven method to save patient lives and save hospital money — mandated minimum nurse-to-patient staffing ratios. In Congress, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) introduced her The Nurse Staffing Standards for Hospital Patient Safety and Quality Care Act to improve patient quality of care by establishing a requirement for nurse-to-patient ratios that put patient safety first.

HOUSE RATIOS BILL - HR 1907 (Schakowsky)

 


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