S. 992, The National Nursing Shortage Reform and Patient Advocacy Act
- This item is from the 112th Congress (2011-2012) and is no longer current. Comments, voting, and wiki editing have been disabled, and the cost/savings estimate has been frozen.
- This bill, or a similar bill, was reintroduced in the current Congress as S. 739, The National Nursing Shortage Reform and Patient Advocacy Act.
S. 992 would amend the Public Health Service Act to establish direct care registered nurse-to-patient staffing ratio requirements in hospitals.