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HB 456 - Prohibits Required Overtime for Nurses - Ohio Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (77-11) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibits Required Overtime for Nurses

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits a hospital from requiring a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse to work overtime as a condition of continued employment.

Highlights:

 

  • Prohibits a hospital from requiring a nurse to work beyond the nurse's shift as a condition of continued employment except in certain urgent circumstances and during ongoing medical treatment or a surgical procedure (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that this does not prohibit a nurse from requesting or offering to work overtime (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes hospitals to request or schedule a nurse to work overtime in any of the following circumstances (Sec. 1):

    • There is a “health care disaster” that unexpectedly affects the hospital’s service area;

    • A federal, state or county declaration of emergency is in effect; or

    • An unpredictable influx of patients has occurred, requiring more personnel to be present.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibits Required Overtime for Nurses

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