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Recent California Medical Association and California Healthcare Association reports suggest over $300 million in annual stipend expenses for the state's approximately 10 percent share of national ED visits.
The California Healthcare Association, the state's largest lobbyist for medical facilities, applauded the change.
The California Healthcare Association, which represents nearly 500 hospitals and health systems, called the decision ``fundamentally flawed.
In addition to a media push, the California Healthcare Association, the hospital industry's lobbying arm, has filed a lawsuit to throw out the requirement that patients should be entitled to safe nursing care ``at all times'' - meaning the ratios would apply only at the beginning of a shift.
Michael Mattoch, Chief Counsel for the California Healthcare Association said, "This is D-Day.
According to the California Healthcare Association, California ranks 49th in the nation in terms of the number of RNs per capita -- with 585 RNs per 100,000 population, compared to the national average of 798 RNs per 100,000 population.
We commend the nursing homes for their success, and we thank our partners at the California Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (CAHSA), the California Healthcare Association, the California Association for Health Facilities, the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman, and at the state Department of Health Services, Licensing and Certification for their support of the Nursing Home Quality Initiative," Ross said.
Supporters acknowledge they will probably not be able to match the opponents in fund raising, particularly after the loss last week of the California Healthcare Association, which pulled out after a poll of its members found support for a tax increase weak.