Assembly Member To Pull Bill That Would Test New Nursing Care Model
Last week, Assembly member Nathan Fletcher (R-San Diego) said he intends to temporarily withdraw a bill (AB 2194) that would establish a pilot nursing program at Palomar Pomerado Health in Escondido, the North County Times reports.
The pilot program would test the "adaptable care" nursing model, which aims to curb medical errors by allowing patients to remain in a single medical unit during their hospital stay.
Pursuing the model in California would require a change in state law.
Fletcher said he withdrew the bill because it is "not ready" to move forward in the legislative process. He also said delaying the measure would allow lawmakers to address concerns from the California Nurses Association.CNA opposes AB 2194 and has expressed concern that its passage could negatively affect nursing ratios and the way nurses are assigned throughout a hospital (Sisson, North County Times, 4/9). This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.