Nurses Take Trenton March 7, 2019
2018-2019 NJ Staffing Bills
Where are we now with safe staffing?
Jan 2018 a new Safe Staffing Bill was introduced in to NJ Senate (S989) and Assembly (A1470). These bills have the same text as the prior bill S1280.
By October 2018 the bills have gained support from:
Senators (district number):
1. Joseph Vitale (19)
2. Loretta Weinberg (37)
3. Nilsa Cruz-Perez (5)
4. Vin Gopal (11)
5. Linda Greenstein (14)
6. Shirley Turner (15)
A link to the senate bill: https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillView.asp
Assembly support for A1470:
1. Dan Benson (14)
2. Carol Murphy (7)
3. Angelica Jimenez (32)
4. Mila Jasey (27)
5. Joe Danielsen (17)
6. Thomas Giblin (34)
7. Andrew Zwicker (16)
8. Angela McKnight (31)
9. Joann Downey (11)
10. Eric Houghtaling (11)
11. Linda Carter (22)
12. Wayne DeAngelo (14)
We have a lot of work a head of us. There are 80 Assembly members and 40 Senators. Currently there is only Democrat support for this bill, and as we know patient safety should be bipartisan.
I would encourage all of you to take the time and reach out to your district's 2 Assembly members and 1 Senator, email them, call them. Ask them to sponsor the bill. Share with them your experiences. Click on the link below to find your elected representatives.
Partners In Patient Safety
Flo is back and she's collecting data on unsafe staffing.
This is a tool that will allow you to help provide statistical
real time information about unsafe staffing. Be part of this
movement! Click on Flo to get wo the website!