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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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‘Yes’ on Questions 1, 4

Greenfield Recorder:  On Nov. 6, voters have the opportunity to vote on two important questions regarding health care. I am voting YES on Questions 1 and 4. Question 1 would limit the number of patients assigned to a nurse in our hospitals and health care facilities.

Congresswoman Katherine Clark endorses Yes on Question 1

Press Release: Congresswoman Katherine Clark has added her support to the list of individuals and organizations encouraging residents to vote YES on Question 1, The Patient Safety Act.


Somerville News Weekly: THE HOUSE AND SENATE. There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week. This week, Beacon Hill Roll Call begins are three-part series that looks at the three ballot questions that will be on the November 6 ballot. First up: Question 1.

Question 1 asks voters if they approve of a proposed law that would “limit how many patients could be assigned to each registered nurse in Massachusetts hospitals and certain other healthcare facilities. The maximum number of patients per registered nurse would vary by type of unit and level of care.”

Letter: Question 1 supports nurses on front lines

Berkshire Eagle: As you drive around Berkshire County you will see signs with a large “Yes or a large “No.” These signs relate to Question 1 on the ballot on Nov. 6. Are Berkshire County nurses in favor or opposed to public question 1? That requires a little fact-checking.

Unsafe staffing reports point to growing health care crisis in Massachusetts hospital

Press Release: RNs for Question 1 share thousands of official reports detailing situations when excessive patient loads posed a “Serious Threat to the Safety of My Patients” and executives failed to provide any help

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