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State Auditor General: Law Protecting Patients, Health Care Workers Not Enforced

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Nurses say Wilkes-Barre General Hospital owner violating law

Nurses and their top union officials joined state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-121, Wilkes-Barre, in denouncing the Franklin, Tenn.-based hospital owner at a news conference Friday for allegedly violating Act 102, the law in Pennsylvania that makes it illegal to mandate nurses to work overtime.

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Pennsylvania’s Law Against Mandatory Overtime

Starting July 1, 2009, nurses and other direct caregivers will no longer be forced to work beyond their scheduled shift, except in cases of real emergencies. After years of efforts, Pennsylvania nurses have won this important protection for the sake of our patients and our profession.

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