FAQ - Delegation & Practice - Employer Scheduling Policies

​Question: I work at a facility that mandates to fill holes in schedule; is this legal?
Response: Thank you for contacting the Maryland Board of Nursing with a question about scheduling work hours and your employer's scheduling practices. The mission of the MBON is to advance safe quality care in Maryland through licensure, certification, education and accountability for public protection. We exist to protect the public and draw our authority to do so from the Nurse Practice Act and Regulations. Nothing in the NPA and Regulations addresses scheduling practices, employer-employee relations, or workers' rights. While you may look to employment laws and your agency's HR department for guidance, I encourage you to engage your supervisors and nursing leadership in a meaningful discussion around patient safety outcomes to advance your concerns.
updated 9/21/2016

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