The Michigan Nurses Association worked with our legislative champions from across Michigan to reintroduce the Safe Patient Care Act for the 2019-2020 legislative session. Read the press release here.
MNA is the only organization in our state advocating for laws that establish safe limits on patient assignments (RN-to-patient ratios) and on nurses' forced overtime.
"Too often, nurses have to juggle too many patients or work past the point of exhaustion, which means we can’t give every person the skilled care they need and deserve,” said MNA President Jamie Brown, RN.
“Many people don’t realize there is no law about the number of patients nurses can be assigned or the hours we can be forced to work. Nurses are pleased to see so much bipartisan momentum for the urgently needed solutions in the Safe Patient Care Act.”
[Pictured above: The three sponsors of the House bills hand in their legislation at the Capitol. Left to right: Rep. Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo; Rep. Sara Cambensy, D-Marquette; and Rep. Aaron Miller, R-Sturgis). The sponsors of the Senate bills are Sen. Ed McBroom (R-Vulcan); Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit); and Sen. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield).]