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S 1612 - Requires Minimum Nurse Aide-to-Resident Ratio - New Jersey Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (22-15) - (Key vote)
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Title: Requires Minimum Nurse Aide-to-Resident Ratio

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires licensed nursing homes to maintain minimum certified nurse aide-to-resident ratios.

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  • Requires every nursing home to maintain the following minimum certified nurse aide-to-resident ratios (Sec. 1):

    • 1 certified nurse aid to every 8 residents for the day shift;

    • 1 certified nurse aide to every 10 residents for the evening shift; and

    • 1 certified nurse aide to every 16 residents for the night shift.

  • Specifies that these minimum ratios do not apply to certain pediatric long-term care facilities (Sec. 1).

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Title: Requires Minimum Nurse Aide-to-Resident Ratio

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