Nationwide State Legislative Agenda on Nurse Staffing

  1. http://www.nursingworld.org/gova/sta...1/gastaff.html

    State legislation backed by CMAs as of July 20, 2001
    http://www.nursingworld.org/gova/sta...1/gastaff.html

    Constituent Member Associations (CMAs) and the American Nurses Association (ANA) are working in concert to implement a Nationwide State Legislative Agenda on Nurse Staffing that focuses on prohibition of mandatory overtime; whistleblower protections for nurses who want to report unsafe conditions without retribution; collection and public reporting of nursing-sensitive quality data related to RN staffing and patient outcomes; mandating health care facilities develop and implement valid and reliable nurse staffing systems; and state collection of nursing supply and demand data for workforce projections. In addition, CMAs are supporting bills that call for legislative studies on the nursing workforce and funding for nursing education. As of July 20, 2001 the following is state legislation backed by CMAs:

    Prohibition of Mandatory Overtime

    Introduced in CA, CT, HI, IL, MD, MN, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, WA, WV
    Signed into law ME, OR


    Whistleblower Protection

    Introduced in HI, IL, MO, NY, RI
    Signed into law in OR, WV


    Collection and Public Reporting of Nursing Quality Indicators
    Introduced in MA, NY, OR
    Signed into law in MN


    Mandatory Development and Implementation of Valid and Reliable Nurse Staffing Systems

    Introduced in IL, ME, NY, OH, PA
    Signed into law in OR


    Collection of Nursing Workforce Data

    Introduced in GA, HI, NM, NJ, TN
    Signed into law in FL, MS, ND, TN, TX


    Nursing Workforce Studies
    Introduced in KY, ME
    Signed into law in AR, FL, NH, PA, VA, WV


    Funding for Nursing Education

    Introduced in CA, ME, MN, NV, NJ, NY, PA
    Signed into law in FL, IL, NE, OR, RI, TX, VA, WI
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  3. by   -jt
    Prohibition of Mandatory Overtime
    Introduced in CA, CT, HI, IL, MD, MN, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, WA, WV
    SIGNED INTO LAW ME, OR

    Whistleblower Protection
    Introduced in HI, IL, MO, NY, RI
    SIGNED INTO LAW in OR, WV

    Collection and Public Reporting of Nursing Quality Indicators
    Introduced in MA, NY, OR
    SIGNED INTO LAW in MN

    Mandatory Development and Implementation of Valid and Reliable Nurse Staffing Systems
    Introduced in IL, ME, NY, OH, PA
    SIGNED INTO LAW in OR

    Collection of Nursing Workforce Data
    Introduced in GA, HI, NM, NJ, TN
    SIGNED INTO LAW in FL, MS, ND, TN, TX

    Nursing Workforce Studies
    Introduced in KY, ME
    SIGNED INTO LAW in AR, FL, NH, PA, VA, WV

    Funding for Nursing Education
    Introduced in CA, ME, MN, NV, NJ, NY, PA
    SIGNED INTO LAW in FL, IL, NE, OR, RI, TX, VA, WI


    so those ANA nurse members are out there doing all that.

    not a bad achievement for "the minority" of the nations nurses.

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Nationwide State Legislative Agenda on Nurse Staffing