To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish direct care registered nurse-to-patient staffing ratio requirements in hospitals, and for other purposes.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 9th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: May 8, 2019
Length: 43 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on May 8, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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56 Cosponsors (56 Democrats)
May 4, 2017
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2392 (115th).
May 8, 2019
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May 12, 2021
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 3165.
H.R. 2581 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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