2008-07-04 / Top Stories

Eliminating Mandatory Overtime For Nurses

Assemblywoman Michele R. Titus announced that the Assembly unanimously passed legislation as part of an agreement with the Governor and the Senate, to eliminate mandatory overtime for nurses in hospitals and other health care facilities, including those operated by the state.

The bill, cosponsored by Assemblywoman Michele Titus, would restrict the consecutive hours of required work for nurses to eliminate mandatory overtime and help attract and retain nurses at hospitals and other facilities.

"The Assembly Majority has a long tradition of fighting for health-care safety, particularly when it comes to protecting our nurses. New York State nurses are overburdened, overworked, overstressed, overextended, underpaid, underappreciated, understaffed and all to often under siege," said Titus. "We will continue to work together to ensure our dedicated nurses are able to give the best care possible for patients across New York."

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