CT health care worker shortage prompts lawmakers to find solution

Leaders of the legislature’s public health committee said Monday they are committed to tackling a health care worker shortage by exploring mandated nurse staffing ratios, which allow hospitals to implement mandatory overtime, and increasing staffing numbers. Examining recruitment and retention strategies for

“This is a crisis. And it is moving quickly toward disaster,” said Sen. Saud Anwar, D-South Windsor, co-chair of the committee. “This disaster is preventable. This is the reality – we have to intervene at this time.

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