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A08580 Summary:

BILL NO    A08580 

SAME AS    No same as 

SPONSOR    Gunther (MS)

COSPNSR    Gottfried, Clark, Rosenthal, Brindisi, Bronson, Colton, Benedetto,
           Jaffee, Magnarelli, Markey, Miller, Weprin, Rivera, Ryan, Skartados,
           Sepulveda, Aubry, Otis, Skoufis, Steck, Mayer, Santabarbara,
           Zebrowski, Mosley, Ortiz, Titus, Abinanti, Persaud, Barron,
           Seawright, Linares, Walker, Bichotte, Richardson, Brabenec, Palumbo

MLTSPNSR   Abbate, Arroyo, Brennan, Butler, Cahill, Ceretto, Cook, Crespo,
           Cusick, Cymbrowitz, Davila, DenDekker, Dinowitz, Englebright, Fahy,
           Farrell, Glick, Graf, Hooper, Johns, Kearns, Lavine, Lifton, Lupardo,
           Lupinacci, Magee, McDonough, McKevitt, Montesano, Paulin, Perry,
           Pretlow, Ramos, Robinson, Russell, Saladino, Schimel, Simon, Simotas,
           Solages, Tedisco, Thiele, Titone, Weinstein, Woerner, Wozniak, Wright

Amd SS2805 & 2801-a, add SS2827 - 2835 & 2895-b, Pub Health 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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