Pennsylvania Passes Prohibition of Excessive Overtime in Health Care Act

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On July 9, 2009, Pennsylvania's new legislation prohibiting so-called mandatory overtime in certain healthcare workplaces will become effective. The Prohibition of Excessive Overtime in Health Care Act, known as Act 102 of 2008, limits overtime work for certain employees of covered healthcare facilities. A covered healthcare facility is defined to include all profit and non-profit hospitals, hospices, ambulatory surgical facilities, longterm care nursing facilities, certain cancer treatment centers, and inpatient drug and alcohol treatment facilities. Covered healthcare facilities do not include an office used primarily for private or group practice by a healthcare practitioner.

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