Federal legislation to prevent MOT

  1. H.R. 5179 has been sent to the House committee on Education and Welfare. This legislation will in effect prevent Administration from utilizing MOT as a staffing tool. This bill will be an amendment to the Fair Labor and Standards Act and will prevent any licensed healthcare professional form being forced to work greater than 8hrs per day or 80 hours in a 14 day period. To prevent this legislation form dying in committee, please flood your representative with email, phone calls and letters in support of H.R. 5179. Get any healthcare consumer to write and support this important legislation to protect the health, safety, and welfare of our patients and ourselves.
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  3. by   reg06
    I found this clip on the bill if anyone is interested...


    Registered Nurses and Patients Protection Act

    106th CONGRESS
    2d Session

    H. R. 5179

    To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to limit the number of overtime hours of licensed health care employees.

    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
    September 14, 2000

    Mr. LANTOS (for himself, Mr. MCGOVERN, Mr. BRADY of Pennsylvania, Mr. FRANK of Massachusetts, Mr. MOAKLEY, Mrs.
    NAPOLITANO, Mr. FILNER, Mr. GUTIERREZ, and Ms. MILLENDER-MCDONALD) introduced the following bill; which was referred to
    the Committee on Education and the Workforce

    A BILL

    To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to limit the number of overtime hours of licensed health care employees.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

    SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the 'Registered Nurses and Patients Protection Act'.

    SEC. 2. NURSES AND OVERTIME HOURS.

    Section 7(j) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 7(j)) is amended by adding at the end the following: 'Notwithstanding the foregoing, no licensed health care employee, including registered nurses but excluding medical doctors, may be required by such an employer to work beyond 8 hours in any workday or 80 hours in any 14 day work period pursuant to an agreement between the employer and employee before performance of work, except in the case of a natural disaster or except when a Federal State, or county declaration of state of emergency is in effect in the county in which the licensed health care employee is employed. No employer may
    take any action against or otherwise discriminate against a licensed health care employee for not working more than 8 hours in a workday or 80 hours in a 14 day work period. A licensed health care employee may voluntarily work beyond 8 hours in any workday.



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