Washington state senator slammed for saying nurses 'play cards' for 'considerable amount of the day'


(CNN)A Washington state senator has drawn the ire of nurses after remarks she made suggesting that nurses in smaller hospi­tals probably play cards for a consid­er­able amount of the day.”

The Washington State Senate consid­ered a bill Tuesday, SHB 1155, that would provide nurses with uninter­rupted meal and rest periods.“By putting these types of mandates on a critical access hospital that liter­ally serves a handful of individ­uals, I would submit to you those nurses probably do get breaks. They probably play cards for a consid­er­able amount of the day,” Washington state Senator Maureen Walsh said on Tuesday during a debate on the Washington state Senate floor.

The Washington State Nurses Associ­a­tion called Walsh’s remarks demeaning” and said there is zero logic” in covering nurses in some hospi­tals, while leaving others without any protections.”


CNN: Washington state senator slammed for saying nurses 'play cards' for 'considerable amount of the day' (4/20/19)