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New version of California nurse staff ratio bill, rural dialysis clinics exempt

02:23 EDT 31 Jul 2017 | American Society of Nephrology

California Senate Bill 349, the Dialysis Patient Safety Act, which is an effort to better staff dialysis clinics in order to maintain safety standards for patients was amended on June 29th. It passed through the California Assembly Committee on Health and is now being considered by the California Assembly Appropriations Committee. The bill included new standards such as 1 to 8 patient to staff ratio for nurses, 1 to 3 for patient care technicians, 1 to 75 for dialysis socia...

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