HB 1169: Staffing Ratios in Health Care Facilities
GENERAL BILL by Watson, B.
Staffing Ratios in Health Care Facilities; Designates act as "Florida Hospital Patient Protection Act"; requires minimum staffing levels of direct care registered nurses in health care facility; prohibits facility from imposing mandatory overtime; specifies required ratios of direct care registered nurses to patients; prohibits health care facility from using video cameras or monitors as substitutes for required level of care; requires annual evaluation of staffing levels; requires AHCA to develop uniform standards for nurse staffing requirements; prohibits health care facility from assigning unlicensed personnel to perform functions of licensed or registered nurse; authorizes direct care registered nurse to assign activities to other nursing staff; provides that direct care registered nurse has right of action against facility that violates provisions of act; prohibits facility from interfering with nurses' right to organize or bargain collectively; authorizes agency to impose fines.
Last Action: 4/28/2015 House - Died in Health Innovation Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF
Date Chamber Action 2/27/2015 House • Filed
3/3/2015 House • Introduced -HJ 96
3/8/2015 House • Referred to Health Innovation Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 192
4/28/2015 House • Died in Health Innovation Subcommittee
HB 1169, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 2/27/2015 at 2:32 PM
Bill Text: Analyses: None
Related Bills (1)
Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills S 1512 Health Care Braynon Similar Last Action: 5/1/2015 S Died in Health Policy
Location: In committee/council (HP)
Citations - Statutes (1)
Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help 395.1014 Page 4 (pdf)
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