DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Health facility nursing staff ratios. Establishes and specifies minimum direct care nursing staff ratios and registered nurse staffing for health facilities for day shifts and evening shifts, with exceptions for specified circumstances. Requires notification to the state long term care ombudsman and residents of the health facility when a health facility is granted a waiver by the state department of health (state department) of the direct care nursing staff ratio requirements. Requires the state department to enforce the direct care nursing staff ratios and allows the state department to cite the health facility with a deficiency for violations of the direct care nursing staffing ratio requirements.