SD 1218/HD 1893 An Act Providing for Safe Patient Handling

SD 1218/HD 1893 An Act Providing for Safe Patient Handling
Lead Sponsors: Senator Harriette Chandler and Representative Claire Cronin. 
Nurses and other health care workers suffer more musculoskeletal injuries than any other profession, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This bill would require health care facilities to adopt and implement a safe patient handling program to identify, assess, and develop strategies to control risk of injury to patients and health care workers associated with the lifting, transferring, repositioning, or movement of a patient or equipment.