On February 25, 2011, the New York Department of Labor extended the revised emergency regulations regarding mandatory overtime for nurses to April 25, 2011 (the regulations were originally adopted on October 13, 2009 and subsequently extended on February 3, 2010, April 28, 2010 and July 9, 2010; the revised emergency regulations were issued on October 6, 2010 and subsequently extended on January 4, 2011). As we reported in prior issues of the New Jersey eAuthority, these regulations: 1) clarify circumstances under which various types of emergencies will allow health care employers to use mandatory overtime to cover nurse staffing needs; 2) set forth the minimum elements to be addressed in the required Nurse Coverage Plan; and 3) require that the Plan be posted and made available to the Commissioner, nursing staff and their employee representatives.


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