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State House Rally and Lobby Day is May 21!

05.15.2014

Download a flyer detailing the event here.

Sign up to participate by clicking here.

 

We need all nurses and supporters of safe patient care to attend a massive rally and lobby day we are holding to promote passage of two ballot initiatives that will dramatically improve patient safety in Massachusetts hospitals, while also ensuring that taxpayer health care dollars are dedicated exclusively for patient care and needed services for all communities.
 
The Patient Safety Act (House Bill 3843) will set a safe maximum limit on the number of patients assigned to a nurse at one time, while also providing maximum flexibility to hospitals to adjust nurses' patient assignments based on the specific needs of the patients.
 
The Hospital Profit Transparency and Fairness Act (House Bill 3844) will require hospitals to be transparent about their financial holdings and will limit and claw back excessive profits and exorbitant CEO compensation to ensure taxpayer dollars are dedicated exclusively to safe patient care and necessary services for all communities in the commonwealth. The rally is a crucial step in the progress toward ensuring the ultimate success of these initiatives and to protecting patients and providing access to health services.
 
Commit to the Patient Safety Act now by RSVPing for the rally.
 
Call or email Eileen Norton at 781-830-5777, enorton@mnarn.org to let us know you are attending and to reserve a seat on one of the buses the MNA is securing for the event. For complete information, visit PatientSafetyAct.com.

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