California nurses sue over delay in nurse staffing law

12/22/2004 | Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, Calif.)

Nurses in California are suing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger over his decision to delay nurse staffing level requirements at hospital and surgical units until 2008. Schwarzenegger sided with hospitals who argued the requirement of having one nurse for every five patients in those units was too costly because it would force the hiring of more nurses. The nurses' lawsuit alleges Schwarzenegger illegally overturned the law and, in doing so, is endangering patient safety.

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