HR 876

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 876

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for patient protection by establishing safe nurse staffing levels at certain Medicare providers, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 2, 2011

Mrs. CAPPS (for herself and Mr. LATOURETTE) 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 title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for patient protection by establishing safe nurse staffing levels at certain Medicare providers, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

SEC. 3. ESTABLISHMENT OF SAFE NURSE STAFFING LEVELS BY MEDICARE PARTICIPATING HOSPITALS.

`NURSE STAFFING REQUIREMENTS FOR MEDICARE PARTICIPATING HOSPITALS

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