Safe staffing at hospitals

  1. From the Orange County Register
    Letter to the editor:

    http://www2.ocregister.com/ocrweb/oc...&month=3&day=9

    Safe staffing at hospitals

    I was shocked to learn that the California Healthcare Association persuaded the Orange County Board of Supervisors to ask the governor to waive sanctions against hospitals that violate the safe-staffing law. As a patient advocate, I must protest this dangerous agenda on behalf of our most vulnerable citizens, those who are sick and in the hospital.

    This is a transparent attempt by the hospital trade association to punch a giant loophole in the only consumer law that will reduce medication errors, decrease hospital malpractice liability and reduce patient mortality. Protecting the public is government business.

    DeAnn McEwen, R.N.
    Cypress
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