Published in Drug Law Weekly, March 16th, 2004
Nurses and union officials say the law, only the second in the U.S., should improve patient safety and prevent mistakes that can be committed by people who have been on the job for up to 16 hours.
"It's really hard when you're doing a 10-hour [day] shift to be told when you come in you may have to stay until 7:30 the next morning," said Noreen Malloy, a registered nurse at Bayonne Medical Center for 33 years.
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