Legislation

STATE LEGISLATION:

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California. A-1136 safe patient handling legislation signed into law October 2011.

Maryland. [27 KB PDF, 6 pages]. SB 879 safe patient handling legislation signed into law April 2007.

Minnesota. HB 712.2 safe patient handling legislation signed into law May 2007.

New Jersey. [39 KB PDF, 7 pages]. S-1758/A-3028 safe patient handling practice act signed into law January 2008.

New York. Companion bills A11484 and A07836 and S05116 and S08358 were signed into law on October 18, 2005.

Ohio. House Bill 67 was signed into law on March 21, 2006, Section 4121.48.

Rhode Island. [15 KB PDF, 5 pages] House 7386 and Senate 2760 passed on July 7, 2006.

Texas. Senate Bill 1525 was signed into law on June 17, 2005.

Washington [23 KB PDF, 8 pages]. House Bill 1672 was signed into law on March 22, 2006.


Active Bills:

Status of active bills in the nation as of 9/4/09 (found on the American Nurses Association website):

  • FL (HB 231/ SB626) Died in committee
  • HI (HB440/SB519) 
  • IL (HB2285) Effective January 2010 
  • MA (SB803)
  • MN (SB594/HB921); (HB1760 enacted)
  • VT (SB80/HB238)
  • TX ( HB2597)
  • MI
  • MS (HR13) 
  • MO (HB401) 
  • NY (AB1723/SB317)

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