Health Care Facilities

ORS 441.156
Annual review of nurse staffing plan


(1)

A hospital nurse staffing committee established pursuant to ORS 441.154 (Hospital nurse staffing committee) shall review the written hospital-wide staffing plan developed by the committee under ORS 441.155 (Written staffing plan for nursing services):

(a)

At least once every year; and

(b)

At any other date and time specified by either cochair of the committee.

(2)

In reviewing a staffing plan, a hospital nurse staffing committee shall consider:

(a)

Patient outcomes;

(b)

Complaints regarding staffing, including complaints about a delay in direct care nursing or an absence of direct care nursing;

(c)

The number of hours of nursing care provided through a hospital unit compared with the number of patients served by the hospital unit during a 24-hour period;

(d)

The aggregate hours of mandatory overtime worked by the nursing staff;

(e)

The aggregate hours of voluntary overtime worked by the nursing staff;

(f)

The percentage of shifts for each hospital unit for which staffing differed from what is required by the staffing plan; and

(g)

Any other matter determined by the committee to be necessary to ensure that the hospital is staffed to meet the health care needs of patients.

(3)

Upon reviewing a staffing plan, a hospital nurse staffing committee shall:

(a)

Report whether the staffing plan ensures that the hospital is staffed to meet the health care needs of patients; and

(b)

Modify the staffing plan as necessary to ensure that the hospital is staffed to meet the health care needs of patients. [2015 c.669 §5]
Note: See note under 441.152 (Nurse Staffing Advisory Board).
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Atty. Gen. Opinions

Licensing and phantom beds, (1970) Vol 40, p 171; a hospital's employing a licensed physical therapist as unauthorized practice, (1975) Vol 37, p 963


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