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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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Safe staffing for nurses

The Recorder: Today’s patients are sicker and much more complex, and no one has ever been admitted to a hospital and felt there were enough nurses. 

Cape Cod Area Nurses and Advocates Endorse Patient Safety Act In Barnstable The Committee to Ensure Safe Patient Care delivered approximately 400 signatures to the Barnstable Town Hall yesterday in support of a law relative to patient safety and hospital transparency. 

SJC clears measure on nurse staffing ratio for November ballot

Boston Globe: The state’s highest court cleared the way on Monday for voters to express their views on nurse staffing levels in Massachusetts hospitals, ruling in favor of a ballot petition backed by the Massachusetts Nurses Association. 

Massachusetts high court rules nurse staffing initiative clear for ballot

Becker’s Hospital Review: The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on June 18 ruled a proposed ballot initiative to mandate nurse staffing ratios in hospitals statewide meets constitutional requirements to go before voters, according to the State House News Service. 

Court says ballot question on hospital staffing can proceed

Boston Herald: The state’s highest court has upheld the constitutionality of a ballot question that calls for strict nurse-to-patient ratios in Massachusetts hospitals. 

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