What should we expect from California's minimum nurse staffing legislation?

  • Joanne Spetz
  • Published 2001 in The Journal of nursing administration


In 1999, California passed the first legislation in the United States to establish minimum staffing levels in hospitals for registered nurses (RNs) and licensed vocational nurses. The author provides estimates of the increase in RN expenditures required by this mandate, by hospital size and for regions of California. Issues related to the implementation of… (More)