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HB 875: Delivery of Nursing Services

GENERAL BILL by Watson, B.

Delivery of Nursing Services; Designates act "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 nurses to patients; prohibits 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 facility from assigning unlicensed personnel to perform functions of licensed or registered nurse; provides that 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.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 5/5/2017 House - Died in Health Innovation Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/17/2017 House • Filed
3/1/2017 House • Referred to Health Innovation Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 96
3/7/2017 House • Introduced -HJ 96
5/5/2017 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Health Innovation Subcommittee