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Nurse Overtime Ban a Victory for Bay State RNs

Organizations ranging from the American Nurses Association to the Institute of Medicine have called for a complete ban on mandatory overtime, arguing that it can lead to patient injury and even death. Now, after more than a decade of lobbying to halt the practice, nurses in Massachusetts are chalking up a win.

1 comments on "Nurse Overtime Ban a Victory for Bay State RNs"
Marie Kassai (8/15/2012 at 11:32 AM)

My concern is that the rules banning mandatory overtime are to protect the patients and that the nurses who refuse overtime frequently do so in order to work at another institution. The laws which prohibit provide a false security because they do not eliminate the nurse working what would be defined as overtime if she or he does so in another institution. Marie