California's nurse staffing law hasn't been quite the boon the health care worker companies had expected
When California enacted mandatory nurse-to-patient ratios for hospitals in January, the companies that provide temporary nursing staff to hospitals were hoping the new law would give their industry a much-needed shot in the arm.
While California is the first state to initiate hospital-wide ratios, about six other states are considering similar proposals, according to the California Nurses Association, the union that sponsored the ratio law. An Illinois legislator introduced a bill earlier this month that seeks to establish federal nurse-to-patient ratios.
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