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 Bill Status of SB1908  101st General Assembly

Short Description:  SAFE PATIENT LIMITS

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Cristina Castro - Iris Y. Martinez - Mattie Hunter - Christopher Belt, Michael E. Hastings, Napoleon Harris, III and Ram Villivalam

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2021SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Safe Patient Limits Act. Provides the maximum number of patients that may be assigned to a registered nurse in specified situations. Provides that nothing shall preclude a facility from assigning fewer patients to a registered nurse than the limits provided in Act. Provides that nothing in the Act precludes the use of patient acuity systems consistent with the Nurse Staffing by Patient Acuity Act; however, the maximum patient assignments in the Act may not be exceeded, regardless of the use and application of any patient acuity system. Provides that the Department of Public Health shall adopt rules governing the implementation and operation of the Act. Provides that all facilities shall adopt written policies and procedures for training and orientation of nursing staff and that no registered nurse shall be assigned to a nursing unit or clinical area unless that nurse has, among other things, demonstrated competence in providing care in that area. Provides that the written policies and procedures for the training and orientation of nursing staff shall require that all temporary personnel receive the same amount and type of training and orientation that is required for permanent staff. Provides that the Act's provisions are severable.

DateChamber Action
  2/15/2019SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Cristina Castro
  2/15/2019SenateFirst Reading
  2/15/2019SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/27/2019SenateAssigned to Public Health
  3/6/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  3/7/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  3/7/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  3/7/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
  3/21/2019SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Cristina Castro
  3/21/2019SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/22/2019SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As March 28, 2019
  3/26/2019SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-8(b-1), this amendment will remain in the Committee on Assignments.
  3/28/2019SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  4/4/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
  2/20/2020SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
  1/13/2021SenateSession Sine Die

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