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New York / Hospital Laws #327750

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 30, 1989
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(NYC: Susan Spencer) New York state reported passing legislature outlawing practice of requiring hospital interns and residents to work more than 36 hrs. per shift; details given, scenes shown. [Doctors Susan DONELAN, Janet FREEDMAN, Joe COLASACCO - comment on working over 100 hrs. per week] Impetus behind law noted case of Libby Zion, girl who died because exhausted intern gave her medication to which she was allergic. [Doctors David AXELROD, Spencer FOREMAN - comment on need for more support staff.] [Greater New York Hospital Association spokesperson Ken. RASKE - comments on cost of new law.]

Chung, Connie;
Spencer, Susan

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