92nd General Assembly
Status of SB0555
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   New Act                                                                     

        Creates the Patient Safety Act.  Provides that no employee  of  a      
   health care facility may be required to accept overtime work except in      
   the  case  of  an  unforeseen  emergent  circumstance when overtime is      
   required only as a last resort.  Establishes civil monetary  penalties      
   for  a  health  care  facility's violation of the Act.  Provides for a      
   private right of action for a person who suffers damage as a result of      
   a violation of the Act.  Requires health care  facilities  to  post  a      
   summary  of  the  Act  approved  by  the Director of Labor.  Effective      
   FEB-21-2001  S  FIRST READING                                                  
   FEB-21-2001  S  REFERRED TO SENATE RULES COMMITTEE       RULES                 
   FEB-28-2001  S       ASSIGNED TO COMMITTEE               PUBLIC HEALTH         
   MAR-06-2001  S       TO SUBCOMMITTEE                                           
   MAR-06-2001  S                   COMMITTEE               PUBLIC HEALTH         
   MAR-31-2001  S  RE-REFERRED TO RULES COMM/RULE 3-9(A)    RULES                 
   JAN-07-2003  S  SESSION SINE DIE                                               


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