Nurse-to-Patient Ratios Bill Introduced in the Pennsylvania House

House Bill 1874 Would Save Lives, Address Nursing Shortage and Create Jobs.
Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals, September 26, 2011 

This morning, State Representatives Phyllis Mundy (D-120) and Deberah Kula (D-52) joined together to introduce a nurse-to-patient ratios bill in the Pennsylvania State House. This bill, modeled on California’s extremely successful 1999 law, would amend the Health Care Facilities Act to establish life-saving minimum nurse-to-patient ratios throughout the hospital. Many scientific studies have shown that RN ratios both improve patient safety and reduce overall labor costs ... Nurse-to-Patient