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A02954 Summary:

COSPNSRGottfried, Rosenthal L, Bronson, Colton, Benedetto, Jaffee, Magnarelli, Miller MG, Weprin, Rivera, Ryan, Aubry, Otis, Steck, Santabarbara, Zebrowski, Mosley, Ortiz, Titus, Abinanti, Barron, Seawright, Walker, Bichotte, Richardson, Hyndman, Peoples-Stokes, Pichardo, Joyner, Jean-Pierre, Lentol, Rozic, Kim, Hevesi, O'Donnell, Dilan, Davila, Hunter, Blake, Williams, Carroll, D'Urso, Woerner, Pheffer Amato, Jones, Wright, Vanel, Niou, Taylor, Arroyo, Dinowitz, Dickens, Wallace, Smith, Montesano, Brabenec, Burke, Reyes, Stern, LiPetri, Lavine, Salka, Sayegh, Jacobson, McMahon, Abbate, DeStefano, Schmitt, Nolan, Fall, Morinello, Cahill, Fernandez, Frontus, Epstein, Miller B, Buttenschon, Ramos, Darling, Braunstein, De La Rosa, Griffin, Quart, Cruz, Barrett, Ashby
MLTSPNSRBarnwell, Buchwald, Cook, Crespo, Cusick, Cymbrowitz, DenDekker, Englebright, Fahy, Galef, Glick, Johns, Lifton, Lupardo, McDonough, Mikulin, Paulin, Perry, Pretlow, Ra, Rosenthal D, Simon, Simotas, Solages, Thiele
Amd 2805 & 2801-a, add 2827 - 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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