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Lawmakers introduce health-care safe staffing standards legislation


Last updated 1/13/2022 at 11:05am

Sabina Okeke, Edmonds Swedish nurse.

This week, Sen. June Robinson (D-Everett) and Rep. Marcus Riccelli (D-Spokane) introduced bipartisan legislation to create new safe staffing standards for hospitals in Washington. The WA Safe + Healthy coalition supports the legislation, which it said would help protect health-care workers and ensure patients get the care they deserve.

Also supporting the bill in the House are Reps. Strom Peterson, Lillian Ortiz-Self, Lauren Davis, and Cindy Ryu, all who represent Edmonds.

Last month, as The Beacon reported, UFCW 21, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW and the Washington State Nurses Association – whi...

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