S. 73 - Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act of 2007

Health policy. 110th Congress (2007-2008) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for patient protection by establishing minimum nurse staffing ratios at certain Medicare providers, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
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There have been no votes on this bill.

Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act of 2007

S. 73 — 110th Congress (2007–2008)

Summary
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for patient protection by establishing minimum nurse staffing ratios at certain Medicare providers, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for patient protection by establishing minimum nurse staffing ratios at certain Medicare providers, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act of 2007
Sponsor
Daniel Inouye
Co-Sponsors
    Subjects
    • Health policy
    • Actions and defenses
    • Administrative remedies
    • Aged
    • Business
    • Business records
    • Civil rights
    • Consumer education
    • Consumers
    • Damages
    • Disciplining of employees
    • Discrimination in employment
    • Electronic government information
    • Fines (Penalties)
    • Government information
    • Government paperwork
    • Government publicity
    • Hospital administration
    • Hospital personnel
    • Hospitals
    • Internet
    • Labor
    • Law
    • Legal fees
    • Medical care
    • Medicare
    • Medicine
    • Nurses
    • Paramedical personnel
    • Patients' rights
    • Quality of care
    • Technology
    • Telecommunication
    • Wage restitution
    • Web sites
    • Whistle blowing
    Related Bills
    Major Actions
    Introduced1/04/2007
    Referred to Committee
    Bill History

    There have been no votes on this bill.

    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced1/04/2007
    1/04/2007Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S84-85)
    1/04/2007Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

    Total contributions given to Senators from Nurses, which…

    supported this bill

    Nurses$836,660
    $836,660

    1 Organization Supported and 2 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act of 2007

    1 organization supported this bill

    American Nurses Association
    (n.d.). Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act of 2007. Retrieved n.d., from .

    2 organizations opposed this bill

    Emergency Nurses Association
    (n.d.). Key Bills in Congress - Quality Patient Care. Retrieved n.d., from .
    Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
    (n.d.). Key Bills in Congress - Nursing Issues. Retrieved n.d., from .

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 110th U.S. Congress, from Nurses interest groups, January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2008.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$5,000$0
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$11,500$0
    Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$0
    Max BaucusDMT$23,500$0
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$3,000$0
    Bob BennettRUT$0$0
    Joe BidenDDE$0$0
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$14,000$0
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$4,500$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$3,900$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$38,500$0
    Sam BrownbackRKS$0$0
    Jim BunningRKY$250$0
    Richard BurrRNC$1,000$0
    Robert ByrdDWV$2,000$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$3,950$0
    Ben CardinDMD$10,750$0
    Tom CarperDDE$4,330$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$14,150$0
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$3,300$0
    Hillary ClintonDNY$29,540$0
    Tom CoburnROK$3,000$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$2,500$0
    Norm ColemanRMN$1,700$0
    Susan CollinsRME$19,750$0
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$23,750$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$6,750$0
    John CornynRTX$14,250$0
    Larry CraigRID$0$0
    Mike CrapoRID$8,500$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$1,450$0
    Chris DoddDCT$7,000$0
    Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$2,560$0
    Pete DomeniciRNM$2,000$0
    Byron DorganDND$19,050$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$14,250$0
    John EnsignRNV$5,000$0
    Mike EnziRWY$10,000$0
    Russ FeingoldDWI$10,950$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$2,500$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$14,750$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$21,500$0
    Judd GreggRNH$15,000$0
    Chuck HagelRNE$0$0
    Tom HarkinDIA$20,500$0
    Orrin HatchRUT$8,000$0
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$7,050$0
    Jim InhofeROK$1,750$0
    Dan InouyeDHI$13,000$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$750$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$15,250$0
    Ted KennedyDMA$10,000$0
    John KerryDMA$14,200$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$18,750$0
    Herb KohlDWI$500$0
    Jon KylRAZ$12,250$0
    Mary LandrieuDLA$14,300$0
    Frank LautenbergDNJ$2,000$0
    Patrick LeahyDVT$250$0
    Carl LevinDMI$4,250$0
    Joe LiebermanICT$8,500$0
    Blanche LincolnDAR$25,500$0
    Chester Trent LottRMS$3,000$0
    Dick LugarRIN$0$0
    Mel MartinezRFL$0$0
    John McCainRAZ$2,000$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$10,000$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$10,500$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,000$0
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$23,700$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$10,000$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$16,750$0
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$15,750$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$9,000$0
    Barack ObamaDIL$11,500$0
    Mark PryorDAR$3,000$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$9,300$0
    Harry ReidDNV$9,750$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$12,900$0
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$6,000$0
    Ken SalazarDCO$8,000$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$6,500$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$4,000$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0
    Richard ShelbyRAL$3,000$0
    Gordon SmithROR$4,000$0
    Olympia SnoweRME$6,000$0
    Arlen SpecterDPA$27,500$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$13,000$0
    Ted StevensRAK$300$0
    John SununuRNH$4,500$0
    Jon TesterDMT$5,500$0
    Craig ThomasRWY$10,000$0
    John ThuneRSD$9,980$0
    David VitterRLA$4,600$0
    George VoinovichROH$4,500$0
    John WarnerRVA$0$0
    Jim WebbDVA$0$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$5,000$0
    Ron WydenDOR$9,950$0

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$5,000$0
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$11,500$0
    Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$0
    Max BaucusDMT$23,500$0
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$3,000$0
    Bob BennettRUT$0$0
    Joe BidenDDE$0$0
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$14,000$0
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$4,500$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$3,900$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$38,500$0
    Sam BrownbackRKS$0$0
    Jim BunningRKY$250$0
    Richard BurrRNC$1,000$0
    Robert ByrdDWV$2,000$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$3,950$0
    Ben CardinDMD$10,750$0
    Tom CarperDDE$4,330$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$14,150$0
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$3,300$0
    Hillary ClintonDNY$29,540$0
    Tom CoburnROK$3,000$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$2,500$0
    Norm ColemanRMN$1,700$0
    Susan CollinsRME$19,750$0
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$23,750$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$6,750$0
    John CornynRTX$14,250$0
    Larry CraigRID$0$0
    Mike CrapoRID$8,500$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$1,450$0
    Chris DoddDCT$7,000$0
    Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$2,560$0
    Pete DomeniciRNM$2,000$0
    Byron DorganDND$19,050$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$14,250$0
    John EnsignRNV$5,000$0
    Mike EnziRWY$10,000$0
    Russ FeingoldDWI$10,950$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$2,500$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$14,750$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$21,500$0
    Judd GreggRNH$15,000$0
    Chuck HagelRNE$0$0
    Tom HarkinDIA$20,500$0
    Orrin HatchRUT$8,000$0
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$7,050$0
    Jim InhofeROK$1,750$0
    Dan InouyeDHI$13,000$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$750$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$15,250$0
    Ted KennedyDMA$10,000$0
    John KerryDMA$14,200$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$18,750$0
    Herb KohlDWI$500$0
    Jon KylRAZ$12,250$0
    Mary LandrieuDLA$14,300$0
    Frank LautenbergDNJ$2,000$0
    Patrick LeahyDVT$250$0
    Carl LevinDMI$4,250$0
    Joe LiebermanICT$8,500$0
    Blanche LincolnDAR$25,500$0
    Chester Trent LottRMS$3,000$0
    Dick LugarRIN$0$0
    Mel MartinezRFL$0$0
    John McCainRAZ$2,000$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$10,000$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$10,500$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,000$0
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$23,700$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$10,000$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$16,750$0
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$15,750$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$9,000$0
    Barack ObamaDIL$11,500$0
    Mark PryorDAR$3,000$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$9,300$0
    Harry ReidDNV$9,750$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$12,900$0
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$6,000$0
    Ken SalazarDCO$8,000$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$6,500$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$4,000$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0
    Richard ShelbyRAL$3,000$0
    Gordon SmithROR$4,000$0
    Olympia SnoweRME$6,000$0
    Arlen SpecterDPA$27,500$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$13,000$0
    Ted StevensRAK$300$0
    John SununuRNH$4,500$0
    Jon TesterDMT$5,500$0
    Craig ThomasRWY$10,000$0
    John ThuneRSD$9,980$0
    David VitterRLA$4,600$0
    George VoinovichROH$4,500$0
    John WarnerRVA$0$0
    Jim WebbDVA$0$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$5,000$0
    Ron WydenDOR$9,950$0

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Nurses$836,660

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
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