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Kaiser Health News Reports Increased Enforcement of Nursing Staffing in California

Tuesday, October 15, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Susan Stout
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California Nurse Staffing Update

State health officials who make unannounced inspections of hospitals will start reviewing nurse staffing levels. Some California hospitals disregard the state’s current nurse-to-patient ratio requirements, Leyva, the bill’s author, argued. SB-227 establishes penalties for violations: $15,000 for the first offense and $30,000 for each subsequent violation.