Special Legislative Alert - Your Action Needed Before June 6!
The House Health Committee will be voting on HB106 (Staffing Ratio Bill) on Tuesday, June 6, 2023.
PONL Opposes “The Patient Safety Act” HB 106 (Mehaffie) & SB 240 (Collett)
PONL is strongly committed to nurse staffing practices that support the provision of safe patient care. PONL endorses the autonomy of each healthcare organization to establish appropriate strategies to deliver high levels of patient care by providing safe, effective, and collaborative staffing practices. PONL is adamantly opposed to any legislation that would mandate nurse-to-patient ratios for all heath care organizations.
Read PONL's Position Statement on Nurse Staffing Practices & Ratios (reintroduced and updated April 2023).
We are asking that you reach out to the office of your elected officials and request an in-person or phone meeting with your representative prior to the vote to share your concerns. If you do not know who your legislators are, please use this handy link to find out: Find Your Legislators
Please make use of the talking points supporting our stance that can be found on the Legislative page of the PONL website.
If you have additional questions, please contact Rosa Hickey by email or phone at 717-487-0911.
For those who are not confident in their ability to speak to their representatives or are interested in finding out more about the process, please join us for a brief tutorial and Q & A session on how to do so! We will hold this informative session on June 1, from 3:00-3:30 pm. We welcome all to register to attend this Zoom meeting!
I urge all PONL members to reach out to their elected member(s) and discuss the implications of this action.
Thank you, in advance, for your advocacy. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out to me.
Rosa Hickey, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
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