H.R.4138 - Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act of 2007

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to impose minimum nurse staffing ratios in Medicare participating hospitals, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act of 2007 as introduced.
  • Official: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to impose minimum nurse staffing ratios in Medicare participating hospitals, and for other purposes. as introduced.

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Official Summary

Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act of 2007 - Amends part D (Miscellaneous) of title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to: (1) require each participating hospital to adopt and implement a staffing system that ensures a number of registered nurses on each shift and in each uni

Official Summary

Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act of 2007 - Amends part D (Miscellaneous) of title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to:
(1) require each participating hospital to adopt and implement a staffing system that ensures a number of registered nurses on each shift and in each unit of the hospital to ensure appropriate staffing levels for patient care;
(2) provide for the public reporting of certain staffing information, including a daily posting for each shift in the hospital of the current number of licensed and unlicensed nursing staff directly responsible for patient care;
(3) prescribe recordkeeping, data collection, and evaluation requirements for participating hospitals;
(4) specify civil monetary penalties for violations of such requirements; and
(5) provide whistleblower protections.

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