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Nurses say proposed state law limiting number of patients would save lives. Hospitals say it could cost billions of dollars they don't have.

Describing 12-hour shifts with no break for a meal or even a trip to the bathroom, hospital nurses who say they're overloaded with patients are pushing for a new state law that would limit the number of people they care for at the same time.

Nurses groups say the proposed mandate to set a maximum number of patients per nurse - between one and four, depending on the type of unit - would improve both working conditions

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