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Nurses Fighting State By State For Minimum Staffing Laws
Kaiser Health News

How many nurses does it take to run a hospital? Legislatures in at least seven states and the District of Columbia are trying to answer that question as they debate bills that would require hospitals to have a minimum number of nurses on staff at all times. So far, only one state has such a law. California’s state legislature passed a minimum nurse staffing law in 1999.

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