HR.1821 - Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act Of 2013

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4/30/2013--Introduced. Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act of 2013 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to require each Medicare participating hospital to implement a hospital-wide staffing plan for nursing services furnished in the hospital. Requires the plan to require that an appropriate number of registered nurses provide direct patient care in each unit and on each shift of the hospital to ensure staffing levels that: (1) address the unique characteristics of the patients and hospital units; and (2) result in the delivery of safe, quality patient care consistent with specified requirements. Requires each participating hospital to establish a hospital nurse staffing committee which shall implement such plan. Specifies civil monetary and other penalties for violation of the requirements of this Act. Sets forth whistleblower protections against discrimination and retaliation involving patients or employees of the hospital for their grievances, complaints, or involvement in investigations relating to such plan.

Referred To The Subcommittee On Health.
June 3rd 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Referred To The Subcommittee On Health.
May 3rd 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Referred To House Ways And Means
April 30th 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Referred To House Energy And Commerce
April 30th 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Referred To The Committee On Energy And Commerce, And In Addition To The Committee On Ways And Means, For A Period To Be Subsequently Determined By The Speaker, In Each Case For Consideration Of Such Provisions As Fall Within The Jurisdiction Of The Committee Concerned.
April 30th 2013 @ 12:00 AM

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