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).
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