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Maintain specific minimum nurse-to-patient ratios in trauma emergency, operating, critical care, medical surgical, rehabilitation, and post-partum rooms.The nurse assigned to a unit must have demonstrated competence in providing care in that unit.Administrators and supervisors will not be included in the calculation.Medicare reimbursements will be aligned with the compliance of minimum requirements. Protects nurses against dismissal for whistleblowing and advocacy for patient rights. Forbids mandatory overtime as a measure to meet minimum requirements
Impact on Nursing standardsIf passed, the bill will impact nursing standards in thee major waysImprove nurses ability to provide safe, quality cate in every practice setting (ANA,2019).By removing unsafe staffing policies and practices, nurses can offer better healthcare for everyone. Ensures healthcare facilities maintain appropriate number and mix of nursing staff. As gggghth observe, to successfully plan nurse-staffing , the nursingskill mix must include consideration of educational background, clinical experience and professionalism must be considered. Reduces adverse nursing outcomes such as emotional exhaustion, fatigue, and job dissatisfaction (ANA,2019).