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Bill Bans Hospitals From Forcing Nurses To Work Overtime

Jan 9, 2018

Credit sommerspc.com

A proposed Ohio law would ban hospitals from forcing nurses to work overtime amid a shortage that has stretched staffing in many hospitals.

Sponsoring Republican State Represenative Robert Sprague says overworking nurses can lead to medical errors. The Ohio Nurses Association has supported steps to limit overtime since 2015.  The Ohio Hospital Association says facilities need flexibility and the proposed law overlooks the varied skillsets within hospital staffs.