OLR Research Report


January 24, 2002

 

2002-R-0091

NURSING HOME MINIMUM STAFFING REQUIREMENTS

By: Saul Spigel, Chief Analyst

State

Requirements

CA

3. 2 hours/day

FL

2. 3 hrs/day in 2002 for certified nursing assistants (CNAs), rising to 2. 6 hrs/day in 2003 and 2. 9 hrs/day in 2004 and beyond

1. 0 hr/day for licensed nurses

MA

2. 6 hrs/day in Level I homes (0. 6 by a nurse)

2. 0 hrs/day in Level II homes (0. 6 by a nurse)

1. 4 hrs/day in Level III homes (0. 4 by a nurse)

NJ

2. 5 hrs/day plus 0. 75 to 1. 50 hrs depending on patient nursing needs; RNs or LPNs must provide at least 20% of care hours

PA

2. 7 hrs/day

IO

2. 0 hrs/day; nurses must provide at least 20% of care hours

KS

1. 85 hrs/day; 2. 0 hrs daily average per week

WVa

2. 0 hrs/day (0. 4 by an LPN)