Entries from HEALTH LAW SECTION BLOG tagged with 'nursing'

Nurse Felony Assault Law Kicks in Today

From Cathleen Crowley's "The Pulse" at Albany TimesUnion: The Violence Against Nurses Law took effect today making it a felony to assault a registered nurse or license practical nurse while on duty. Read Cathleen's blog post for more detail and...

NY Caves on Healthworker Flu Vaccination Mandate

Today's New York Times reports: The Paterson administration backed away on Thursday evening from a health regulation that would have compelled hundreds of thousands of health care workers and hospital volunteers to be vaccinated for seasonal and swine flu. Read...

NYCLU Demands Withdrawal of H1N1Vaccination Mandate

Today's New York Times reports on the ongoing controversy over forcing nurses to submit to H1N1 vaccination: The New York Civil Liberties Union demanded on Tuesday that the state health commissioner withdraw a new regulation requiring hundreds of thousands of...

Nurses Threatening Suit Over H1N1 Vaccinations

Today's Albany Times Union reports on nurses threatening to sue over the State's H1N1 vaccination mandate for health care workers. Lorna Patterson is willing to take on New York's top health official for her right to be flu vaccine-free. The...

Governor Signs Raft of Legislation Including Several Health Bills

From the Governor's Office press release September 17: Governor David A. Paterson today signed 60 bills that together will improve the safety of families and children; increase access to, and quality of, health care for New Yorkers; and increase accountability...

Nursing Quality Bill in Play

From today's Albany Times Union: Gov. David Paterson has until Wednesday to sign or veto a law that would let hospital consumers know more about the quality of nursing care, and the New York Nurses Association and the hospital lobby...

Comptroller: Nursing Agencies Siphoned Off Medicaid Monies Intended for Complex Care Nurses

According to a press release issued by the State Comptroller September 10: Significant portions of funds paid by New York State’s Medicaid program to better compensate nurses who care for children with complex medical problems are inappropriately being kept by...

Governor Signs Nurse Overtime Legislation

The legislation previously reported here regarding nurse overtime was signed by Governor Paterson, as announced in an August 15 Department of Health press release: Governor David A. Paterson this week signed legislation to ban mandatory overtime for nurses in hospitals...

NYC Nurses Frustrated With Expired Contracts

Today's New York Times online carries a piece about the tensions at a few New York City hospitals over nursing contracts: The largest union of nurses in New York City is voicing dismay that contracts at four large hospitals expired...

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