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The Patient Safety Act will dramatically improve patient safety in Massachusetts hospitals by setting a safe maximum limit on the number of patients assigned to a nurse at one time, while providing flexibility to hospitals to adjust nurses’ patient assignments based on specific patient needs.

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SJC to decide whether nurse staffing question can go on 2018 ballot

MassLive: The Supreme Judicial Court will hear arguments Tuesday on whether a question on nurse staffing ratios can appear on the November 2018 ballot.

Nurses union, hospitals battle over ballot question setting patient limits

Boston Globe: “Every time you add another patient to your workload, you miss things,” said Marlena Pellegrino, a union official and a nurse at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester for the past 31 years. “Things fall through the cracks.”

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