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California bill improving hospital patient safety passes Senate

By Lake County News  
   May 13, 2019

The California State Senate has passed important legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will protect patient safety and reinforce nurse staffing ratio requirements. In order to enhance hospital patient safety, Senate Bill 227 empowers the California Department of Public Health, or CDPH, to enforce the nurse staffing ratios by fining hospitals that repeatedly create unsafe conditions for patient care. 

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