92nd General Assembly
Status of HB1955
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   New Act                                                                     

        Creates the Patient Safety Act.  Provides that no employee  of  a      
   health care facility may be required to accept overtime work except in      
   the  case  of  an  unforeseen  emergent  circumstance when overtime is      
   required only as a last resort.  Establishes civil monetary  penalties      
   for  a  health  care  facility's violation of the Act.  Provides for a      
   private right of action for a person who suffers damage as a result of      
   a violation of the Act.  Requires health care  facilities  to  post  a      
   summary  of  the  Act  approved  by  the Director of Labor.  Effective      
   FEB-16-2001  H  FILED WITH CLERK                                               
   FEB-16-2001  H  FIRST READING                                                  
   FEB-16-2001  H  REFERRED TO HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE        RULES                 
   FEB-21-2001  H       ASSIGNED TO COMMITTEE               LABOR                 
   FEB-23-2001  H  ADDED AS A JOINT SPONSOR                 OSTERMAN              
   MAR-16-2001  H  RE-REFERRED TO RULES COMM/RULE 19(A)     RULES         HRUL    
   JAN-07-2003  H  SESSION SINE DIE                                               


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