This is the first time I have heard of this. I think this is so dangerouos. It seems the free-market in healthcare applies to everyone except nurses. I know what happened in Chicago, but this is different. Much different. State regulation!!!???!!! If this is true and becomes a national trend, it will be the final insult to me and I will drop out of nursing.
Temp nurses to see slash in pay
BEAUFORD - The new year is going to bring a big cut in pay for Ann Johnson.
The nursing home nurse, who works for a Bloomington-based temp agency, learned recently that new state regulations that limit the amount temp agencies can charge nursing homes for nurses will go into effect today.The law was supposed to go into effect at the end of August, but dozens of Minnesota temp agencies sued in federal court saying the law infringed on their constitutional rights. The federal judge who granted a temporary restraining order the day before the regulations took hold has not extended the stay.
That means the $23 per hour Johnson has been making as a temporary nurse at nursing homes in the Twin Cities, Faribault and other areas will drop to between $14 and $17 per hour.