Nursing home staffing standards in state statutes and regulations
(2010, December). Nursing home staffing standards in state statutes and regulations. San Francisco, CA: Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of California.
Nursing facilities are required by federal regulation to meet minimum standards, which require a minimum of one registered nurse on duty eight hours per day seven days a week. Facilities must also have sufficient nursing staff to provide nursing and related services to attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of residents. Facilities must also provide sufficient numbers of licensed nursing personnel to provide care on a 24 hour basis to all residents in accordance with resident care plans.