Important Senate Hearing on Patient Safe Staffing on next Tuesday (March 5, 2019) afternoon.
UPDATE: SB 670 – The Patient Safe Staffing Act of 2019 (click here for link to copy of SB 670) – will have a hearing before the Senate Public Affairs Committee.
This important legislation will provide nurses and other direct care givers to have more of a say in the staffing decisions made at New Mexico hospitals.
You can read a copy of the bill by clicking here.
Click here for Safe Staffing Literature Review from the American Nurses Association (ANA).
What you can do to help pass this important law for New Mexico:
Time is of the essence, so anyone who can show up that day and offer support should mark their calendars and check back here later today or tomorrow for confirmation on day and time.
The coalition is working with District 1199 NM of the National Union of Hospital and Healthcare Employees to help nurses and other hospital workers reach their legislators and if possible attend the hearings on this important bill.
Call the either the Albuquerque office (505) 884-7713 or the Santa Fe office (505) 780-8272 of District 1199 NM office and let us know you want to join us at the Roundhouse on Tuesday.
If you cannot attend because of work, please click the link below that will help you find your State Senator’s and State Representative’s email and phone number by inserting your address, and then send a message that you are a nurse or healthcare employee who wants them to vote for SB 670, the Patient Safe Staffing Act.