SENATE BILL No. 160

 

 

February 28, 2019, Introduced by Senators MOSS, MCBROOM, IRWIN, BRINKS, MCMORROW, WOJNO, POLEHANKI, BARRETT, MACDONALD, OUTMAN, BAYER, CHANG and RUNESTAD and referred to the Committee on Health Policy and Human Services.

 

 

 

     A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled

 

"Public health code,"

 

(MCL 333.1101 to 333.25211) by adding section 21525a.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 21525a. Each hospital shall create an accurate record of

 

actual direct care registered professional nurse-to-patient ratios

 

in each unit for each shift and maintain that record for not less

 

than 3 years. The record must include the number of patients in

 

each unit and the identity and duty hours of each direct care

 

registered professional nurse assigned to each patient in each unit

 

for each shift. Each hospital shall make the record described in

 

this section available to the department, registered professional

 

nurses and their collective bargaining representatives, if any, and

 

the public under rules promulgated by the department.

 


     Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days

 

after the date it is enacted into law.