2017 ORS 441.156¹
Annual review of nurse staffing plan

(1) A hospital nurse staffing committee established pursuant to ORS 441.154 (Hospital nurse staffing committee) shall review the written hospital-wide staffing plan developed by the committee under ORS 441.155 (Written staffing plan for nursing services):

(a) At least once every year; and

(b) At any other date and time specified by either cochair of the committee.

(2) In reviewing a staffing plan, a hospital nurse staffing committee shall consider:

(a) Patient outcomes;

(b) Complaints regarding staffing, including complaints about a delay in direct care nursing or an absence of direct care nursing;

(c) The number of hours of nursing care provided through a hospital unit compared with the number of patients served by the hospital unit during a 24-hour period;

(d) The aggregate hours of mandatory overtime worked by the nursing staff;

(e) The aggregate hours of voluntary overtime worked by the nursing staff;

(f) The percentage of shifts for each hospital unit for which staffing differed from what is required by the staffing plan; and

(g) Any other matter determined by the committee to be necessary to ensure that the hospital is staffed to meet the health care needs of patients.

(3) Upon reviewing a staffing plan, a hospital nurse staffing committee shall:

(a) Report whether the staffing plan ensures that the hospital is staffed to meet the health care needs of patients; and

(b) Modify the staffing plan as necessary to ensure that the hospital is staffed to meet the health care needs of patients. [2015 c.669 §5]

Note: See first note under 441.152 (Nurse Staffing Advisory Board).

Chapter 441

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Licensing and phantom beds, (1970) Vol 40, p 171; a hospital’s employing a licensed physical therapist as unauthorized practice, (1975) Vol 37, p 963

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 441—Health Care Facilities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors441.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 441, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano441.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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