S. 992 - National Nursing Shortage Reform and Patient Advocacy Act

Health. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish direct care registered nurse-to-patient staffing ratio requirements in hospitals, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
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The bill has been introduced. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

National Nursing Shortage Reform and Patient Advocacy Act

S. 992 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish direct care registered nurse-to-patient staffing ratio requirements in hospitals, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish direct care registered nurse-to-patient staffing ratio requirements in hospitals, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • National Nursing Shortage Reform and Patient Advocacy Act
Sponsor
Barbara Boxer
Co-Sponsors
    Subjects
    • Health
    • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
    • Civil actions and liability
    • Department of Health and Human Services
    • Employment discrimination and employee rights
    • Government information and archives
    • Government studies and investigations
    • Health care quality
    • Health facilities and institutions
    • Health personnel
    • Health programs administration and funding
    • Health technology, devices, supplies
    • Hospital care
    • Medicaid
    • Medical education
    • Medicare
    • Nursing
    • Student aid and college costs
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    Major Actions
    Introduced5/12/2011
    Referred to Committee
    Bill History

    There have been no votes on this bill.

    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced5/12/2011
    5/12/2011Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
    5/12/2011Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

    Total contributions given to Senators from Nurses, which…

    supported this bill

    Nurses$952,751
    $952,751

    1 Organization Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    National Nursing Shortage Reform and Patient Advocacy Act

    1 organization supported this bill

    National Nurses United
    NNU (2010, November 29). 2011 Legislative Agenda. Retrieved August 5, 2011, from National Nurses United.

    0 organizations opposed this bill

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 112th U.S. Congress, from Nurses interest groups, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$1,000$0
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$10,500$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$0$0
    John BarrassoRWY$20,500$0
    Max BaucusDMT$28,000$0
    Mark BegichDAK$12,050$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$7,000$0
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$1,000$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$8,000$0
    Roy BluntRMO$20,420$0
    John BoozmanRAR$3,550$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$22,550$0
    Scott P. BrownRMA$15,950$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$22,900$0
    Richard BurrRNC$1,950$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$4,100$0
    Ben CardinDMD$8,000$0
    Tom CarperDDE$10,500$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$22,850$0
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$600$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$1,000$0
    Tom CoburnROK$500$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$6,000$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$23,750$0
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$11,000$0
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$6,500$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$16,900$0
    John CornynRTX$14,250$0
    Mike CrapoRID$10,500$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$-50$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$17,250$0
    Mike EnziRWY$9,500$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$2,500$0
    Al FrankenDMN$9,500$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$17,450$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$15,546$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$10,800$0
    Kay R. HaganDNC$7,000$0
    Tom HarkinDIA$28,400$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$22,500$0
    Dean HellerRNV$500$0
    John HoevenRND$7,450$0
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$2,300$0
    Jim InhofeROK$3,000$0
    Dan InouyeDHI$10,500$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$1,250$0
    Mike JohannsRNE$7,500$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$0$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$17,250$0
    John F. KerryDMA$18,000$0
    Mark KirkRIL$11,000$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$14,500$0
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0
    Jon KylRAZ$0$0
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$16,200$0
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$4,000$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$200$0
    Mike LeeRUT$0$0
    Carl LevinDMI$4,250$0
    Joe LiebermanICT$0$0
    Dick LugarRIN$500$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$12,050$0
    John McCainRAZ$3,450$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$6,600$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$7,000$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$4,510$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$17,200$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$17,500$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$14,500$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$13,900$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$12,750$0
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$10,000$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$3,000$0
    Rand PaulRKY$0$0
    Rob PortmanROH$500$0
    Mark L. PryorDAR$1,000$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$9,300$0
    Harry ReidDNV$34,850$0
    Jim RischRID$5,000$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$15,900$0
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$9,000$0
    Marco RubioRFL$7,850$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$7,950$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$8,000$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$2,000$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$25,725$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$0
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$5,750$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$17,450$0
    Jon TesterDMT$13,750$0
    John ThuneRSD$11,400$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,000$0
    Mark UdallDCO$16,400$0
    Tom UdallDNM$5,500$0
    David VitterRLA$5,400$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$14,500$0
    Jim WebbDVA$0$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$18,000$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$10,500$0
    Ron WydenDOR$12,950$0

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$1,000$0
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$10,500$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$0$0
    John BarrassoRWY$20,500$0
    Max BaucusDMT$28,000$0
    Mark BegichDAK$12,050$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$7,000$0
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$1,000$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$8,000$0
    Roy BluntRMO$20,420$0
    John BoozmanRAR$3,550$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$22,550$0
    Scott P. BrownRMA$15,950$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$22,900$0
    Richard BurrRNC$1,950$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$4,100$0
    Ben CardinDMD$8,000$0
    Tom CarperDDE$10,500$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$22,850$0
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$600$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$1,000$0
    Tom CoburnROK$500$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$6,000$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$23,750$0
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$11,000$0
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$6,500$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$16,900$0
    John CornynRTX$14,250$0
    Mike CrapoRID$10,500$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$-50$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$17,250$0
    Mike EnziRWY$9,500$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$2,500$0
    Al FrankenDMN$9,500$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$17,450$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$15,546$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$10,800$0
    Kay R. HaganDNC$7,000$0
    Tom HarkinDIA$28,400$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$22,500$0
    Dean HellerRNV$500$0
    John HoevenRND$7,450$0
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$2,300$0
    Jim InhofeROK$3,000$0
    Dan InouyeDHI$10,500$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$1,250$0
    Mike JohannsRNE$7,500$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$0$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$17,250$0
    John F. KerryDMA$18,000$0
    Mark KirkRIL$11,000$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$14,500$0
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0
    Jon KylRAZ$0$0
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$16,200$0
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$4,000$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$200$0
    Mike LeeRUT$0$0
    Carl LevinDMI$4,250$0
    Joe LiebermanICT$0$0
    Dick LugarRIN$500$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$12,050$0
    John McCainRAZ$3,450$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$6,600$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$7,000$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$4,510$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$17,200$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$17,500$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$14,500$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$13,900$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$12,750$0
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$10,000$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$3,000$0
    Rand PaulRKY$0$0
    Rob PortmanROH$500$0
    Mark L. PryorDAR$1,000$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$9,300$0
    Harry ReidDNV$34,850$0
    Jim RischRID$5,000$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$15,900$0
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$9,000$0
    Marco RubioRFL$7,850$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$7,950$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$8,000$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$2,000$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$25,725$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$0
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$5,750$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$17,450$0
    Jon TesterDMT$13,750$0
    John ThuneRSD$11,400$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,000$0
    Mark UdallDCO$16,400$0
    Tom UdallDNM$5,500$0
    David VitterRLA$5,400$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$14,500$0
    Jim WebbDVA$0$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$18,000$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$10,500$0
    Ron WydenDOR$12,950$0

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Nurses$952,751

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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