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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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Berkshire signatures join filing in support of nurse staffing ballot question

Berkshire Eagle: A nurse from Berkshire Medical Center helped deliver signatures Wednesday to a 17th-floor office in downtown Boston, joining members of health, education and labor groups seeking a law they say will improve the safety of hospital patients.

Signature deadline arrives for ballot question drives

Western Mass News: Sponsors of several proposed ballot questions say they have met a key deadline in their bid to put the measures before Massachusetts voters next November. Petitions bearing the certified signatures of at least 64,750 registered voters must be submitted to the secretary of state by the end of the day on Wednesday.

Advocates for limiting number of patients per nurse deliver signatures for ballot measure

WWLP: Advocates with the Massachusetts Nurses Association delivered thousands of signatures to Secretary of State William Galvin on Wednesday for a petition that would set limits on the number of patients assigned to a nurse at one time.

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