.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 1233, the delete everything amendment
(A13-0408) as follows:
Page 442, delete section 88 and insert:
"Sec. 88. STAFFING LEVELS AND HEALTH OUTCOMES.
1.5The commissioner of health shall study the relationship between direct care
1.6staffing levels and health care outcomes in Minnesota hospitals, and present findings
1.7and recommendations to the legislature by December 15, 2013. If the commissioner
1.8determines that differences in patient health outcomes are correlated with staffing levels,
1.9the commissioner shall recommend to the legislature additional health outcome measures
1.10that can be added to current hospital reporting requirements. The commissioner shall also
1.11include in the report to the legislature recommendations on reporting and public disclosure
1.12of direct care staffing levels that would allow the public to make meaningful comparisons
1.13among hospitals of similar size.
Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
Amend the title accordingly