Published in Hospital Law Weekly, September 2nd, 2004
The law allows involuntary overtime during such emergencies as a disease outbreak, terrorist attack or natural disaster. It also protects nurses who refuse to work mandatory overtime from disciplinary actions by their employers, but does not shield whistle-blowers who report violations. The law also requires the state Division of Labor to notify hospitals of each complaint within three days.
A group working on the glitch met at the Capitol on August 10,...
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