Pennsylvania Nurses want state ban on mandatory overtime

  1. The committee is considering a bill sponsored by Sen. Christine Tartaglione, D-Philadelphia, that would limit the work schedules of nurses and other patient caregivers to 80 hours in a two-week period, except in emergencies. Hospitals and other health care facilities would face fines of $100 to $500 each time they violate the act.
    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04146/321661.stm
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   Havin' A Party!
    Quote from brian
    ...Hospitals and other health care facilities would face fines of $100 to $500 each time they violate the act...
    Seems low.
  4. by   hogan4736
    If EVERY nurse would quit after being mandated, then it would stop...No thanks, I have a LIFE!!!!
  5. by   saum2406
    I really hope that one day we will be able to go to work and not worry about being forced to work manditory overtime. Management needs to see that a tired nurse is a dangerous nurse. I work two 16 hour days in a row and one 8 hour day. By the end of my two 16 hour days (which are back to back) I am exhausted and I don't need to worry about being forced to work another 16 hour day.

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