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By Elizabeth Hovde
Washington Policy Center 

We need fewer regulations, not more

 

February 17, 2022



At a recent press conference, Gov. Jay Inslee was asked several questions about the state’s nursing shortage, a problem that existed long before the COVID-19 era.

Reporters were stabbing around at various solutions being proposed in the Legislature. Should we regulate hospital working arrangements? Should we limit what contract nurses are paid? How does the government protect nurses from burnout? Gov. Inslee summed up the concerns well: “The best solution is to produce more nurses that are available for our hospitals.” 

He’s right. And there is a legislative opportunity right now...



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