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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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Patricia Healey: Patient Safety Act should be on state ballot

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Bringing the Patient Safety Act to Massachusetts would set 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 needs.

Murphy: Why the Patient Safety Act matters

MetroWest Daily News: Safety limits impact every aspect of our lives. There is a limit to how many children may be cared for by a day care provider. The state limits how many people may ride in an elevator and how many dogs may be boarded in a kennel.

Should Massachusetts adopt a proposal limiting the number of patients assigned to a nurse at one time?

The Boston Globe: Growing up, I used to watch my mother getting ready for the night shift, and I knew that she truly loved what she did. She was a pediatric nurse, and those kids – in addition to her own – were her whole life. I always knew I wanted to be a nurse, and I’m so proud to have followed in her footsteps. But I’ve learned a lot about the challenges we face.

Should Massachusetts adopt a proposal limiting the number of patients assigned to a nurse at one time?

The Boston Globe: As a registered nurse for 36 years I have often been asked by friends and family members, what is the most important thing to know to be safe in the hospital? My answer is, it depends on how many other patients your nurse is expected to care for at one time.

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.

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