The Affordable Care Act's anticipated effect on increasing hospital admissions had rekindled a debate as to how many nurses should be on staff to provide patient care.
The Affordable Care Act's anticipated effect on increasing hospital admissions had rekindled a debate as to how many nurses should be on staff to provide patient care. Womens Enews reports:
The Affordable Care Act
, which is expected to boost hospital admissions, has intensified a decades-old battle over the number of nurses who should be available to patients at all times.
National Nurses United
a 185,000-member national nurses union
Silver Spring, Md.
, based in
District of Columbia
, , , , , and --the
Championed by , bills vehemently opposed by hospital administrators are working their way through seven state legislatures-- city council and the .
the California Democrat
At the federal level, a bill authored by , requires minimum staffing levels in hospitals that receive funds (the insurance programs for the elderly and low-income Americans) and fines up to $250,000 per violation of those staffing minimums.
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