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Minnesota Registered Nurses Promote Law to Improve Patient Care and Address Health Care Costs
Date:2/25/2008

nd new, struggling to breathe and my wife is bleeding out on the table. The nurses were stretched thin, running from room to room, trying to come in, but they were tending to other patients who may have been in a similar situation themselves. I could have walked into that hospital with a pregnant wife, and walked out with no one."

Nurses and residents show considerable solidarity in their support for a policy solution to the crisis in understaffing. 87% of nurses and 59% of the resident population openly favor legislation addressing maximum patient limits for RNs.

At its "Code Red For Care" Rally on Tuesday, February 26th in the Rotunda of the State Capitol in St. Paul, 1,500 nurses will gather to demonstrate their collective concern and publicly introduce the Staffing for Patient Safety bill. The legislation has bi-partisan backing and is designated by file numbers SF 2742 in the Senate and HF 3042 in the House.

Chief and co-authors are Sen. Sharon Erickson-Ropes, RN (DFL-Winona), Sen. John Marty (DFL-Roseville), Sen. Ellen Anderson (DFL-St. Paul) , Sen. Kathy Sheran RN (DFL-Mankato), Sen. Paul Koering (R-Fort Ripley); Rep. Erin. Murphy RN (DFL-St. Paul), Rep. Patti Fritz LPN (DFL-Faribault), Rep. Paul Thissen (DFL-Mpls.); Rep. Maria Ruud APRN (DFL-Minnetonka), Rep. Jim Davnie (DFL-Mpls), Rep. Karen Clark RN (DFL-Mpls.)

BILL SUMMARY

All Hospitals Must Establish Staffing Plans

Staffing Standards for Patient Safety legislation requires that all hospitals shall develop and implement a staffing plan that includes direct input from nurses.

The Patient Assignment Limit feature is a foundation, and assures Registered Nurses they will never be assigned more patients than what is set forth in the statute. Staffing plans may be further enhanced by local hospital committees to meet unique hospital needs by establishing upwardly-adjustable nurse-to-patient ratios considering:

-- acuity of patients

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