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A00921 Summary:

BILL NO    A00921 


SPONSOR    Gottfried (MS)

COSPNSR    Gunther, Millman, Jacobs, Clark, Peoples-Stokes, Magnarelli, Markey,
           Rosenthal, Jaffee, Colton, Benedetto, Reilly, Gabryszak, Lancman,
           Stevenson, Camara, Miller M, Weprin, Rivera N, Roberts, Bronson,
           Boyland, Rivera J, Brindisi, Ryan, Skartados

MLTSPNSR   Abbate, Abinanti, Arroyo, Barron, Brennan, Brook-Krasny, Burling,
           Butler, Cahill, Castelli, Cook, Crespo, Cusick, Cymbrowitz, Dinowitz,
           Englebright, Farrell, Giglio, Glick, Graf, Heastie, Hooper, Johns,
           Kearns, Kellner, Latimer, Lavine, Lifton, Lupardo, Magee, Maisel,
           McDonough, McEneny, McKevitt, Meng, Miller J, Montesano, Murray,
           Nolan, Ortiz, Paulin, Perry, Pretlow, Ra, Rabbitt, Raia, Ramos,
           Rivera P, Robinson, Russell, Saladino, Scarborough, Schimel, Sweeney,
           Tedisco, Thiele, Titone, Titus, Weinstein, Weisenberg, Wright

Amd Pub Health L, generally; amd S97-aaaa, St Fin L

Enacts the "safe staffing for quality care act" to require acute care
facilities and nursing homes to implement certain direct-care nurse to patient
ratios in all nursing units; sets minimum staffing requirements; requires every
such facility to submit a documented staffing plan to the department on an
annual basis and upon application for an operating certificate; requires acute
care facilities to maintain staffing records during all shifts; authorizes
nurses to refuse work assignments if the assignment exceeds the nurse's
abilities or if minimum staffing is not present; requires public access to
documented staffing plans; imposes civil penalties for violations of such
provisions; establishes private right of action for nurses discriminated
against for refusing any illegal work assignment.
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