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Nurse-Patient Assignment Limits Initiative
Massachussetts Nurse-Patient Assignment Limits Initiative
Limits will allow nurses to better provide the care they are trained to give
Limits ensure that both nurses and patients are protected in safe work environments
Limits will reduce adverse events
The Massachusetts Nurses Association supports the limits
Increased costs threaten smaller facilities like community hospitals, nursing homes and rehab centers
Existing laws and rules are in place to minimize patient and nurse risks
Hospital management (the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association) opposes the initiative
Assignment limits will increase patient wait times and force hospitals to cut back on services
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