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SB559       (?)


Measure Title: RELATING TO NURSES.
Report Title: Nurses; Registered Nurses; Hospitals; Registered Nurse to Patient Ratios; Rules; Department of Health
Description: Prohibits a hospital from assigning unlicensed assistive personnel to perform nursing care tasks, functions, and activities that would otherwise fall under the scope of practice of a registered nurse or permitting a registered nurse to delegate certain tasks, functions, and activities to unlicensed assistive personnel. Prohibits registered nurses from being assigned to a nursing unit or critical care area unless registered nurses receive orientation and demonstrate individual competency. Requires the department of health to adopt rules that establish requirements related to registered nurse-to-patient ratios in licensed hospitals. Requires a report to the legislature.
Companion:  HB807
Package: None
Current Referral: HTH/LCA, CPN
Introducer(s): IHARA

Sort by Date Status Text
1/22/2021SIntroduced.
1/25/2021SPassed First Reading.
1/27/2021SReferred to HTH/LCA, CPN.

S = Senate | H = House | D = Data Systems | $ = Appropriation measure | ConAm = Constitutional Amendment

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SB559




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