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How important is Public Policy and Protective Legislation for Nurses & Patients?

Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio, 12/28/16

This week on Nurse Talk Radio — How important is public policy and protective legislation for nurses and patients? Life saving is the answer.

During the last two years alone, nurses represented by California Nurses Association and National Nurses United fought to author and pass state and national legislation that includes Safe RN-to Patient Staffing Ratio’s and California’s Ballot Proposition 61, also known as the Drug Price Relief Act. Along with these bills, California State Legislation that was introduced and/or passed included:

SB 1076 Observation Units, AB 2272 Stopping Toxic Plumes in Operating Rooms, and the adoption of Cal/OSHA Regulations to Prevent Workplace Violence. With us this week is Lead Legislative Lobbyist for California Nurses Association, Stephanie Roberson.

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