California Nurse-Patient Staffing Ratios
Effective: January 1, 2008
|Hospital Unit||California Department of Health Services (for Non-Kaiser Hospitals)||UNAC-Kaiser Ratios|
|Intermediate Care/Continuing Care Nursery||1:6||1:4|
|Labor & Delivery||1:2||1:2|
|Postpartum||1:8 (4 couplets)||1:6 (3 couplets)|
Different facilities will have different rules for adding additional nurses. Please call your affiliate officers if you have any questions. Find your Officers here.
For more information on a non-Kaiser facility, you may find more information on the California Board of Registered Nursing website’s Nurse-to-Patient Staffing Ratio Regulations page.