HR 2187

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 2187

To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish direct care registered nurse-to-patient staffing ratio requirements in hospitals, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 15, 2011

Ms. SCHAKOWSKY (for herself, Mr. STARK, Mr. ELLISON, Ms. LEE of California, Ms. DELAURO, Ms. BALDWIN, Mr. RANGEL, Ms. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Texas, Mr. RYAN of Ohio, Mr. LYNCH, Ms. NORTON, and Mr. SHERMAN) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish direct care registered nurse-to-patient staffing ratio requirements in hospitals, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; FINDINGS.

SEC. 2. MINIMUM DIRECT CARE REGISTERED NURSE STAFFING REQUIREMENT.

`TITLE XXXIV--MINIMUM DIRECT CARE REGISTERED NURSE STAFFING REQUIREMENT

`SEC. 3401. MINIMUM NURSE STAFFING REQUIREMENT.

`SEC. 3402. POSTING, RECORDS, AND AUDITS.

`SEC. 3403. MINIMUM DIRECT CARE LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE STAFFING REQUIREMENTS.

`SEC. 3404. ADJUSTMENT IN REIMBURSEMENT.

`SEC. 3405. WHISTLEBLOWER AND PATIENT PROTECTIONS.

`SEC. 3406. ENFORCEMENT.

`SEC. 3407. DEFINITIONS.

`SEC. 3408. RULE OF CONSTRUCTION.

SEC. 3. ENFORCEMENT OF REQUIREMENTS THROUGH FEDERAL PROGRAMS.

`Sec. 1110c. Staffing requirements

`SEC. 833. STAFFING REQUIREMENTS.

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