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S03691 Summary:

BILL NOS03691A
 
SAME ASSAME AS A06571
 
SPONSORHANNON
 
COSPNSRADDABBO, AVELLA, BALL, BONACIC, BOYLE, BRESLIN, CARLUCCI, DIAZ, DILAN, ESPAILLAT, GIANARIS, GIPSON, GRISANTI, HASSELL-THOMPSON, HOYLMAN, KENNEDY, KRUEGER, LANZA, LATIMER, MARTINS, MAZIARZ, O'BRIEN, PARKER, PERALTA, PERKINS, SAMPSON, SANDERS, SAVINO, SERRANO, SMITH, STAVISKY, 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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