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A08580 Summary:

BILL NO    A08580A

SAME AS    
SAME AS S00782

SPONSOR    Gunther

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, Barron, Seawright,
           Linares, Walker, Bichotte, Richardson, Brabenec, Palumbo, Montesano,
           Hyndman, Kaminsky

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, Paulin, Perry, Pretlow, Ramos,
           Robinson, Russell, Saladino, Schimel, Simon, Simotas, Solages,
           Tedisco, Thiele, Titone, Weinstein, Woerner, Wozniak, Wright


Amd Pub Health L, generally


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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