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Enacting the Washington state patient safety act requiring hospital staffing plans for nursing services and establishing recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
Washington State Legislature. HB 1602 (2003).
This addition to the Washington Patient Safety Act requires hospitals to develop and implement a staffing plan for nursing services. The plan addresses personnel issues for each patient care unit, requires hospitals to maintain records regarding patients and nursing care personnel, and authorizes the Department of Health to investigate complaints of staffing plan requirement violations and to conduct audits.
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The General Assembly of Pennsylvania. HB957 (2005).
This bill calls for a prohibition of mandatory overtime and limiting the work week to 12 hours a day or 60 hours a week for non-supervisory health care employees in Pennsylvania. It is presently under consideration by Pennsylvania's General Assembly.