Patients outside of hospitals matter, too. Please consider voting no on nurse-to-patient limits.
The combination of arbitrarily limiting the number of patients that nurses can care for and the workforce shortage would mean a significant decrease in timely access to care for patients in need.
This mandate will have a devastating impact on facilities like mine as well as on other community-based care centers, such as nursing homes, community health clinics and schools.
“This ballot question will severely endanger our local health facilities, and increase health care costs across the state. There are too many potential consequences attached to this legislation.”
The Massachusetts Medical Society and the Western Massachusetts Nursing Collaborative have both come out in opposition to a ballot question that would mandate nurse staffing ratios.