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S03691 Summary:

BILL NO    S03691A

SAME AS    SAME AS A06571

SPONSOR    HANNON

COSPNSR    ADDABBO, AVELLA, BALL, BONACIC, BOYLE, BRESLIN, CARLUCCI, DIAZ,
           DILAN, ESPAILLAT, GIANARIS, GRISANTI, HASSELL-THOMPSON, HOYLMAN,
           KENNEDY, KRUEGER, LANZA, LATIMER, MARTINS, MAZIARZ, O'BRIEN, PARKER,
           PERALTA, PERKINS, SAMPSON, SANDERS, SAVINO, SERRANO, SMITH, TKACZYK

MLTSPNSR   

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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