Two legislations have been introduced into the Pennsylvania legislature regarding mandatory nurse staffing ratios that could negatively affect the way we staff our units and run our hospitals. The Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders (PONL) strongly opposes these proposed legislations, HB 867 and SB 450. You can read PONL's stance on nurse staffing policies here.
We encourage you to write to your State Representative and State Senator urging them to oppose HB 867 and SB 450. Follow the steps below to download the appropriate materials to contact your elected officials:
Click here to read HB 39 - Namebadge Bill
Click here to read SB 351 - Assault Against Healthcare Worker
Click here to read the PONL position on Violence in the Workplace
Click here to read the PONL position statement on Nurse Staffing Practices and Ratios
Click here to read the CRNP Support Letter