Archive for category: Legislation

Victoria, Australia to guarantee minimum nurse-to-patient staffing ratios

“Nurse patient ratios are really important for patient safety,” Ms Hennessy said. “Nurse patient ratios are important because the greater the care and focus nurses are able to give to our patients, we know the better clinical outcomes that they have.”

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NY State Assembly Passes Single Payer Bill!

Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, President of the New York State Nurses Association, applauded the bill’s passage. “Our healthcare system is fundamentally damaged. Too many parties are in it to make a buck off the misfortune of the sick and injured. Only under a system of universal access based on the highest quality of care for everyone will there be enough resources directed to the proper care of patients.”

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PASNAP Lobby Day RESCHEDULED for February 24, 2015

Nurse-to-Patient Ratios & Workplace Violence Prevention Lobby Day with…

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Massachusetts Nurses union steps up advocacy for two ballot questions

The Massachusetts Nurses Association is ramping up its efforts to build support for two ballot questions that would change the way hospitals operate.

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Health: An Unsettling Investigation Involving Hospitals

CBS 3 uncovers something disturbing happening inside local hospitals. Health care workers being attacked. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has the investigation.

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Corbett Pushes Bill to Eliminate Right to Organize in Public Sector

This law would give management a huge opportunity to constantly agitate against the Union, and divide workers, which is precisely why this bill was introduced.

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Union rallies in Pottsville to protest right-to-work

Taking a stand against the concept of a right-to-work law in the state, more than 400 labor union representatives marched in Pottsville on Saturday and gave speeches outside the Schuylkill County Courthouse.

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NY bill would mandate hospital nurse staffing

ALBANY, N.Y. — A push to increase the number of nurses per patient at New York’s 185 acute care hospitals pits promises of fewer patient deaths and complications against a billion dollars or more in annual health care costs.

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PASNAP And Allies Rally At The Capitol

State Senator Daylin Leach and State Rep. Phyllis Mundy, the prime sponsors of SB 637 and HB 923, said their bills ensure the safety of patients and medical staff by ensuring safe staffing levels.

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Senator announces plan to reintroduce ‘single-payer’ health care bill

“It will serve the public good if we can sever the ability to access health insurance,whether or not someone can access health insurance regardless, whether or not someone happens to be employed, let alone employed by a company that offers that particular benefit.”

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