DC Council Committee Passes Key Bill to Protect Hospital Patients with Safe RN Staffing

  1. The bill would set specific mandatory limits on the number of patients RNs can care for (nurse-to-patient ratios), with additional staffing required based on individual patient acuity.
    Council chairman Phil Mendelson re-introduced the bill this year, with co-sponsors Council members Orange, Elissa Silverman, Charles Allen, and Anita Bonds as B21-0132, the "Safe Working Conditions for Healthcare Workers Amendment Act of 2015."...

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