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Nurses say new break and overtime law will improve patient care


Sarah Rice, an Intensive Care Unit nurse at St. John Medical Center, said in her 10 years on the job she hasn’t worked a full week that she’s gotten to take all her allotted breaks.

That’s not a knock against the hospital, Rice said, but a problem within nursing and hospital culture. In what Rice calls a “big win for nurses,” a bill the Washington Legislature passed over hospital industry objections requires hospitals to give nurses uninterrupted breaks.


THE DAILY NEWS (LONGVIEW): Nurses say new break and overtime law will improve patient care (4/27/19)