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SUMMARY OF THE 2006 ACTS AND RESOLVES

ACT NO. 153

(H.227)

Health; nurses; staffing

This act requires each hospital to include in its community report information on nurse staffing, including comparisons to appropriate industry benchmarks for safety. It also amends the statutory Bill of Rights for Hospital Patients to permit patients to request and receive information related to nurse-patient ratios for each shift on the unit where the patient is receiving care and, more generally, the act requires hospitals to provide the public with similar nurse staffing information.

Effective Date: July 1, 2006



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


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