California nurse law fails to cause emergency

  1. california nurse law fails to cause emergency

    after dire warnings that new nurse-staffing rules could hamstring california hospitals, state regulators have received a total of 49 complaints that hospitals have failed to meet nurse-to-patient staffing ratios in the first three months of 2004.

    new nurse law fails to cause emergency

    kathy robertson
    staff writer
    sacramento business journal, may 11, 2004

    after dire warnings that new nurse-staffing rules could hamstring hospitals, state regulators received a total of 49 complaints that california hospitals had failed to meet nurse-to-patient staffing ratios in the first three months of the year. citations were filed against two hospitals, neither one in the sacramento area.

    there were 60 requests for a waivers to deal with unexpected high numbers of patients or create new triage systems. twenty-nine were denied, 23 waivers were approved and eight hospitals were told the request wasn't necessary.

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    Last edit by brian on Jul 6, '04
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