Legislature Approves Bills to Set Minimum New York Nurse Staffing Levels At Hospitals, Nursing Homes

New York City's First Lady Chirlane McCray helps distribute packaged lunches to nursing home staff at Rutland Nursing Home in Brooklyn as part of the Food for Heroes Program on Tuesday, August 11 2020. (Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office)New York City's First Lady Chirlane McCray helps distribute packaged lunches to nursing home staff at Rutland Nursing Home in Brooklyn as part of the Food for Heroes Program on Tuesday, August 11 2020. (Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office)

ALBANY, NY (SBN) – Bills establishing procedures for setting and enforcing safe staffing levels for nurses in New York hospitals and nursing homes have passed both houses of the state Legislature. Nurses say passage of bills to set and enforce adequate nursing staff levels in New York hospitals and nursing homes will save lives. SBN Correspondent Steve Lubetkin reports.

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Steve Lubetkin is the news director for StateBroadcastNews.com. Steve’s journalism background includes print and broadcast reporting for NJ news organizations. In May 2019, he began anchoring and reporting for the new weekly podcast, "The CRE News Hour," a news and features program focusing on the commercial real estate industry. From 2014 to 2019 he was New Jersey and Philadelphia editor for GlobeSt.com and filled in covering Chicago/Midwest and Atlanta. He has won numerous awards for his audio and video news reporting from the Garden State Journalists Association, and he has also been recognized for video by the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He has produced audio podcasts on CRE topics for the NAR Commercial Division and the CCIM Institute. Steve has also served (from August 2017 to March 2018) as national broadcast news correspondent for CEOReport.com, a news website focused on practical advice for senior executives in small- and medium-sized companies. Steve also reports on-camera and covers conferences for NJSpotlight.com, a public policy news coverage website focused on New Jersey government and industry; and for clients of StateBroadcastNews.com, a division of The Lubetkin Media Companies LLC. In March 2021, he was elected to the board of directors of the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Steve has been the computer columnist for the Jewish Community Voice of Southern New Jersey, since 1996. Steve is co-author, with Toronto-based podcasting pioneer Donna Papacosta, of the book, The Business of Podcasting: How to Take Your Podcasting Passion from the Personal to the Professional. You can email Steve at steve@statebroadcastnews.com.