A Special Meeting is hereby called to afford the members of the City of Chicago local unit of the Illinois Nurses Association. The meeting is scheduled to be held July 15, 2019 from 5:00PM to 6:00PM in the Multi-purpose Room at the Chicago Police Headquarters, 3510 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL.
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Springfield, Ill. (February 18, 2019)—The Illinois Nurses Association supports a bill introduced this week in the General Assembly that would save lives by designating limits on how many patients can be assigned to a registered nurse in acute care settings in Illinois hospitals. INA is planning a rally on March 6th at the Capitol to show its support for the bill. The bill, The Safe Patient Limit Bill (HB2604), is sponsored by Fred Crespo (D.-Hoffman Estates, Ill.). The Senate Bill (SB 1908) and it is sponsored by Cristina Castro (D.-Elgin, Ill.) Under current law in Illinois, there is no limit on how many patients an RN can treat at one time. “Safe Patient Limits are safer for patients and nurses. On a medical-surgical unit, for each patient over four an RN is assigned, the likelihood of death increases by 7%.” said Alice Johnson, executive director of INA.
The Illinois Nurses Association (INA) have been unwavering in their support of the 2010 law and its provisions to expand access to health care. “The Affordable Care Act (ACA) offers a major step forward in reforming a health care system that costs twice as much and delivers less than the health care systems of other industrialized nations. Americans have been flooded with misinformation about the ACA. I hope that this series will educate the public on the many benefits of the Affordable Care Act."