LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- A Republican state senator plans to introduce bills that could eliminate mandatory overtime and establish minimum staffing levels for nurses at hospitals.
GOP Sen. Bruce Patterson of Canton said he's sponsoring the bills to improve working conditions for Michigan nurses and the quality of care for patients. "It is no secret nurses face difficult, trying and complex issues every day," Patterson said at a Michigan Nurses Association forum Thursday. "We cannot continue to have too few nurses taking care of too many patients. It's not safe."
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We tried twice in California before we got our safe staffing law.
Clearly he has been educated by nurses and patients, perhaps personal experience.
It is a good start to educate the lawmakers and public even if not passed.
:imbar Whadda you know, he is married to a nurse.
I say, "Good for him! Good for her!"
Last edit by pickledpepperRN on Apr 5, '04
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