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June 14, 2015
"If you are a responsible hospital, this is going to be an easy measure to comply with. If you are already advocating for your patients in the appropriate way, you have safe staffing. If you don't, then this bill is for you. If you have abused your staff, if you have required them to work hours they shouldn't be working, if you have limited the number of people who are going to be on the premises when you know you need more, then this bill is for you," said Assemblyman Cahill, discussing legislation ensuring safe levels of staffing for nurses in New York State hospitals. (A8580)