House Bill 456

Making Nurse Mandatory Overtime

Illegal in Ohio

Sponsor Testimony | Wednesday, January 31st, 9:00am | Ohio Statehouse | Room 121

Show your Support – Attend Sponsor Testimony

House Bill 456 is an important step for safe nurse staffing and quality patient care in Ohio, but we need YOU to make this happen.

Across Ohio, nurses are working dangerously fatigued and patient care is suffering. On January 31st, House Bill 456 will receive it’s first round of testimony. NOW is the time to show legislators the importance of addressing nurse fatigue and its negative consequences on patient care. Let’s join together in telling Ohio lawmakers that patients are safe when nurses are safe. Wear your scrubs and attend sponsor testimony on Wednesday, January 31st to make your impact.

Together we can make Ohio the 19th state to prohibit the dangerous practice of nurse mandatory overtime.

What: Nurses Support House Bill 456 – Sponsor Testimony

When: Wednesday, January 31st | Hearing Begins – 9:00am | Meeting – 8:00am

Where: Ohio Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, Ohio 43215, Room 121

We will meet in the Ohio Statehouse Rotunda beginning at 8:00am.

Make your impact! Use the RSVP form to confirm your attendance. Wear scrubs!

*After the testimony, attendees are invited to the ONA office for food and next step planning for House Bill 456.

House Bill 456 Sponsor Testimony RSVP

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Can’t Attend?

You can still make an impact with social media.

Help us educate the House Health Committee Members by sharing the following posts and tweets!

The House Health Committee members are located here. Each of their individual profile have their social media information.

Sample Social Posts

#Nursefatigue is bad for everyone: patients, nurses & hospitals. Patients receive unsafe care, nurses are overworked & hospitals endure costly turnover & patient readmissions. I support making nurse overtime illegal & hope you will too. #EndMOT #SafeStaffing


I support making forced nurse mandatory overtime illegal because patients should receive the safe, quality care they deserve. Vote Yes on House Bill 456. #End MOT #safestaffing


Support Ohio’s patients and 200k registered nurses by supporting House Bill 456. #EndMOT #SafeStaffing


Train engineers, airline pilots and truck drivers all have laws regulating hours worked because of the dangers of fatigue on public safety. Why are nurses the exception? Support safe patient care and nurse staffing by supporting House Bill 456. #EndMOT #SafeStaffing


Watch this news clip from @ColleenNBC4 about why House Bill 456 is important to Ohio’s nurses.  #EndMOT #safestaffing


@InvestigatorRon covers the dangers of #nursefatigue and why lawmakers should support House Bill 456. Watch here:


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