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MNA's Patient Safety Bills Are Progressing on Beacon Hill

03.28.2012

MNA legislation that will protect patients and improve working conditions for nurses is on the move! Just last week, the Committee on Public Health released our Patient Safety Act, otherwise known as Safe Staffing, to the Committee on Health Care Financing. They also gave favorable reports to legislation that would stop the dangerous practice of mandatory overtime, as well as a bill that would require health care facilities to put policies in place for safe patient handling. Moving out of a legislative committee is a big step and we will continue to work to bring these bills to passage.

For more information on these and other MNA sponsored bills, visit our MNA Bills page.