Bill Summary

HB 695 Delivery of Patient Protection (2024 Session)
Delivery of Patient Protection: Requires health care facilities to implement & maintain staffing plans; specifies minimum staffing levels for direct care registered nurses based on hospital or clinical unit setting; requires that patients be cared for only in hospital or clinical units that meet specified minimum staffing levels; prohibits health care facilities from using video cameras or monitors as substitute for direct observation; exempts health care facilities from minimum staffing level requirements during declared state of emergency; provides whistle-blower protections; creates cause of action; prohibits employers from taking actions with respect to employment for certain unionized staff. Effective Date: January 1, 2025
Referred to Select Committee on Health Innovation; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health & Human Services Committee
Now in Select Committee on Health Innovation
Died in Select Committee on Health Innovation
Filed on 12/04/23
No amendments to this bill text filed.
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