HB 187: 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: 3/11/2016 House - Died in Health Innovation Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF
• Referred to Health Innovation Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 20
• Introduced -HJ 20
• Died in Health Innovation Subcommittee
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