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Tough Oregon Health Care Merger Law Nears Launch With Questions Unsettled

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people in surgical scrubs in hospital hallway

Rule-making for the new program has dragged on as its March 1 start date nears. Officials promise a light touch to start.

Hospital Association Buckles at Bipartisan Nurse Staffing Legislation

The Oregon Nurses Association says that state-mandated hospital nurse staffing committees are not being taken seriously. Senate Bill 469 would give committee recommendations the force of law and require the Health Authority to conduct compliance audits every five years.

The Oregon Nurses Association laid out its agenda to give teeth to hospital nurse staffing committees on Monday with Senate Bill 469, which gives the recommendations of these labor-management boards the force of law.

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