Thursday, September 3, 2009

Texas: No more mandatory overtime for nurses

Sept 2, 2009, Texas:"No more mandatory overtime for nurses:"Hospitals in Texas can no longer require registered nurses and licensed vocational nurses to work mandatory overtime. The law, which went into effect Tuesday, makes Texas the 15th state to prohibit the practice of forcing nurses to work longer than their scheduled shifts. “It's very, very important for patient safety,” said Fernando Losada, state director of the National Nurses Organizing Committee Texas in Austin. The group is part of the California Nurses Association, a union which lobbied legislators for the law."

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