H.1186 An Act to promote patient care transparency and nurse advancement

Type:  Healthcare 

To support transparency of patient care staffing, this bill requires hospitals to annually report to the Department of Public Health their staffing plans, which shall indicate the team of patient care professionals involved in the direct care for patients for certain units in hospitals. This legislation also advances the practice of nursing through the design of academic pathways in support of the goals of the Massachusetts Action Coalition to ensure that 95% of all registered nurses in the Massachusetts workforce have obtained baccalaureate degrees in nursing by 2030.