A new WA law may not cure hospital staff shortages, nurses say

Published by CROSSCUT on 5/25/23 (Source)

“Much of the problem has been that there’s really limited enforceability,” said David Keepnews, executive director of the Washington State Nurses Association. “We know that many hospitals just aren’t following the staffing plans.”

“If there are no consequences to being out of compliance, there’s not a lot of incentive to being in compliance,” he added.