Category: health policy

Action Needed: Tell Legislators We Must Protect Our Title of “Nurse”

House Bill 501 aims to change Vet Tech to Vet Nurse.  Tell legislators this is unacceptable – we must protect our title. ONA provided comment and gave opponent testimony yesterday to the House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee about House Bill 501 – a bill that wants to change the title Veterinary Technician to Veterinary …

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Bill to Prohibit Nurse Mandatory Overtime to Receive Proponent Testimony

Bill to Prohibit Nurse Mandatory Overtime to Receive Proponent Testimony   COLUMBUS – Legislation aimed at making Ohio the 19th state to prohibit nurse mandatory overtime will have proponent testimony Wednesday, March 6th at 9:00am. The following interested parties will testify on why nurse fatigue, a consequence of mandatory overtime, poses dangers to patient care: …

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Bill to Prohibit Nurse Mandatory Overtime to Receive Sponsor Testimony

Bill to Prohibit Nurse Mandatory Overtime to Receive Sponsor Testimony COLUMBUS – Legislation aimed at making Ohio the 19th state to prohibit nurse mandatory overtime will have sponsor testimony Wednesday, January 31st and 9:00am. The House Bill 456’s sponsor, Representative Robert Sprague (R-Findlay), will present to House Health Committee members the importance of this legislation, …

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Ohio Nurses Association Applauds Introduction of House Bill 456 – Prohibit Requiring Nurses to Work Overtime

Bill addresses safe patient care, would make Ohio 19th state to outlaw mandatory overtime for nurses   COLUMBUS – House Bill 456, sponsored by Representative Robert Sprague (R-Findlay), aims to make Ohio the 19th state to outlaw nurse mandatory overtime – a potentially dangerous practice occurring across Ohio that can jeopardize safe patient care. The …

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