Is there a state regulation for the state of New Mexico that limits the nurse to patient ratio?
Curious to see if there is a state regulation that states a maximum amount of patients per nurse for the state of New Mexico. Someone I know is an RN at a local assisted living home and oversees roughly 30+ patients on a daily basis. Any help with information and where to find the info would be greatly appreciated.
- traiLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Only California has any nurse-to-patient ratio statute, and it only applies to hospitals, not assisted living.
Limits are only determined by the facility's administration and availability. (There's a shortage of certified nurses in a lot of the US.)
- Anonymous5 years ago
Michigan is one of seven states that mandates a strict maximum client to CNA ratio. The ratio on the day shift is 1:8. The source below may be of further assistance.