Washington, dc (may 9, 2013) – rep jan schakowsky nurse staffing standards for patient safety and quality care act: in honor of national nurses week, i reintroduced the nurse staffing standards for patient safety and quality care act today. Bill number:s782 title of bill: an act to amend the public health law, in relation to enacting the safe staffing for quality care act purpose: to require all acute care facilities and nursing homes to meet standards for appropriate staffing ratios of nursing and unlicensed direct care staff summary of provisions: section 1 is the short title. Nurse staffing standards for patient safety and quality care act of 2017 this bill amends the public health service act to require hospitals to implement and submit to the department of health and human services (hhs) a staffing plan that complies with specified minimum nurse-to-patient ratios by unit. After 80 minutes of debate, the assembly voted, 103-31, to pass the safe staffing for quality care act, a top priority for the new york state nurses association, the state’s largest nurses. Assembly speaker carl heastie, assemblymember aileen gunther and health committee chair richard gottfried announced the passage of legislation to require acute care facilities and nursing homes to adopt minimum staffing requirements, establishing a safe nurse-patient ratio.
Good morning, i would like to bring your attention to the new york state assembly bill a08580 safe staffing for quality care act it proposes a ratio of 1:3 for step-down & telemetry it does not differentiate between night & day staffing ratios this bill was passed by the new york state assembly june 14 2016. The safe staffing for quality care act will set nurse-to-patient ratios in new york healthcare facilities research shows safe staffing saves lives numerous academic studies and statistics back up what we know from experience: that safe staffing saves lives and is an essential component of public health. Establishing safe staffing standards for direct care registered nurses is a critical component of assuring that there is adequate hospital staffing at all levels to improve the delivery of quality care and protect patient safety.
The town board in amherst, ny, passed a resolution on monday to support the safe staffing for quality care act which would establish minimum staffing ratios for certain types of hospital units and nursing homes, based on patient needs. In june 2016 the new york state assembly overwhelmingly passed the safe staffing for quality care act, but this act still has to be approved by the senate “the issues of chronic understaffing and low nurse-to-patient ratios are alarming and real. The safe staffing for nurse and patient safety act empowers direct care nurses to determine the unique and variable needs of their patients to ensure the safety and quality outcomes of care” research has shown that adding rns to unit staffing decisions can reduce the length of stay for hospital patients as well as the risk of adverse events. The safe staffing for quality care act, was passed by the ny assembly that requires every hospital and nursing home in new york state to adopt minimum staffing requirements and establish nurse-to-patient ratios in all nursing units this is a bipartisan bill in the state legislature with wide support.
Optimal staffing for safe patient care is a highly complex and multifactorial issue the american nurses association’s (ana’s) principles for nurse staffing serves as a guideline for both nurse administrators and clinicians to evaluate current staffing models, and develop new models based on individual unit or departmental needs. When that happens, quality patient care suffers,” said nysna executive director jill furillo, rn “enough is enough it’s time for albany to pass the safe staffing for quality care act and make sure a nurse is there when new yorkers need them the most. The safe staffing for quality care act would require acute care facilities and nursing homes to implement healthy and safe nurse-patient ratios adequate levels have a significant impact on assessing, monitoring, caring for and safely discharging patients. This act shall be known and may be cited as 2 the safe staffing for quality care act 3 § 2 paragraphs (a) and (b) of subdivision 2 of section 2805 of the 4 public health law, paragraph (a) as amended by chapter 923 of the laws 5 of 1973 and paragraph (b) as added by chapter 795 of the laws of 1965, 6 are amended to read as follows: 7 (a.
The safe staffing for quality care act (s03330/a01532) will set a maximum number of patients a nurse can care for at any one time. Drive staffing decisions in hospitals, protect patients and improve the quality of care the registered nurse safe staffing act of 2014 (s 2353), crafted with input from ana, is sponsored by sen jeff merkley (d-or. The safe staffing for quality care act will set nurse-to-patient ratios in new york healthcare facilities a bipartisan coalition is supporting it in both the new york state assembly and senate a bipartisan coalition is supporting it in both the new york state assembly and senate.
The nurse staffing standards for hospital patient safety and quality care act on may 4th, the day before the rally, representative jan schakowsky (d-il) and senator sherrod brown (d-oh) reintroduced the latest iterations of the nurse staffing standards for hospital patient safety and quality care act (hr 2392 and s 1063. The safe staffing for quality care act would set safe minimum nurse staffing levels in hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities throughout new york state the bill would establish nurse-to-patient ratios by unit and hospitals that violate the law would face civil penalties. “safe staffing for quality care act” passes assembly bill sets standards for adequate hospital, nursing home staffing (6/14/16 – albany) the new york state assembly today passed the “safe staffing for quality care act” (a8580a/s782) with bi-partisan support.
I urge all of my sisters and brothers in this disintegrating healthcare system to research all of these staffing plans i've been a direct care nurse for 15 years i have worked in many hospitals in different parts of the country i have many nurse friends who have left the bedside due to the deplorable conditions we have to face each day i have witnessed sentinal events that could have. Reddit gives you the best of the internet in one place get a constantly updating feed of breaking news, fun stories, pics, memes, and videos just for you passionate about something niche reddit has thousands of vibrant communities with people that share your interests alternatively, find out what’s trending across all of reddit on r/popular. The florida nurses association and the florida legislature recently announced that the state is pursuing safe staffing laws florida house bill 1117 and senate bill 1176 both refer to the safe staffing for quality care act the bills were filed in early 2005 and have thus far reached the health committee it is a nursing judgment to. 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.