Oregon-Bill Passed Helps Out Nursing Shortage

  1. SALEM, Ore. (KPTV) -- The state's nursing shortage may be alleviated by a bill that won final approval in the state Legislature on Friday.

    The bill will require that hospitals create staffing plans according to the nursing needs of the patients and specialized nursing abilities.

    Hospitals must now also determine the absolute minimum number of nurses to staff each shift. Nurse will also not be required to work more than two hours beyond their shift, and work no more than 16 hours in a 24-hour time period.

    Supporters of the bill say it will address the state's nursing shortage and in the end give better care to patients. The last thing needed to finalize the bill is Governor Kitzhaber's expected approval
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  3. by   -jt
    <<The state's nursing shortage may be alleviated by a bill that won final approval in the state Legislature on Friday.

    The bill will require that hospitals create staffing plans according to the nursing needs of the patients and specialized nursing abilities.

    Hospitals must now also determine the absolute minimum number of nurses to staff each shift. Nurse will also not be required to work more than two hours beyond their shift, and work no more than 16 hours in a 24-hour time period. >>


    Excellent work by the Oregon Nurses Association/UAN & their RN-members! Congratulations!!!

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Oregon-Bill Passed Helps Out Nursing Shortage