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No nurse-ratio penalties like no penalties for speeding
Sacramento Business Journal

State enforcement of California’s strict nurse-to-patient ratio law is like a world with no traffic tickets, says lobbyist Beth Capell. “There’s no fine, no penalty. The Department (of Public Health) allows a plan of correction, but if not, nobody checks.” Yet Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a measure that gave the department more authority to crack down on hospitals that don’t obey the law.

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