Opinion: Senate’s nursing bill is a reasonable start

Published by YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC on 3/5/23 (Source)

After weeks of negotiation, the bill finally has the support of the Washington State Hospital Association and the unions that represent the state’s nurses. An amended version of SB 5236 cleared the Senate Ways and Means Committee last week and is now headed for the Senate floor.


Whether this is the best solution remains to be seen. But for the sake of our community’s health, waiting to let the issue solve itself is no longer an option.