|Posted:||December 8, 2016 12:12 PM|
|From:||Senator Wayne D. Fontana|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Reporting of Daily Nursing Ratios|
|In the near future, I intend to re-introduce legislation that would require hospitals to compile and maintain daily reports in each patient care unit, including:
I feel that this is a critical issue that needs addressed because numerous academic studies have shown that chronic short staffing is a major contribution to preventable hospital born infections, accidents, and patient deaths, all which drive up healthcare costs and diminish the quality of patient care. Furthermore, these transparency guidelines were recommended by the non-partisan Joint State Government Commission in 2014.
This bill was introduced as SB 1081 last session with cosponsors including Senators Blake, Costa, Leach, Sabatina, Haywood and Williams.
Introduced as SB336