SB 1113 Requires the posting of nurse staffing levels at hospitals
Sponsor: Bray Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number: 4336S.02I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Health and Mental Health
Last Action: 2/14/2008 - Second Read and Referred S Health and Mental Health Committee Journal Page: S248
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2008

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Current Bill Summary

SB 1113 - This act requires hospitals, beginning January 1, 2009, to compile, post and make available upon request, daily staffing information in the patient care area of each unit of the hospital. The staffing information shall contain the number of registered professional nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aides providing direct patient care in the hospital. Each hospital is also required to compile the daily information and submit a monthly staffing report to the Department of Health and Senior Services.

This act is substantially similar to HB 799 (2007).