92nd General Assembly
Summary of HB1955
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Short description: 
PATIENT SAFETY ACT-NEW                                                     

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        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      
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: JAN-07-2003

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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