Fulton hospital bill sent to Senate

A Fulton State Hospital employee told state Rep. Jeanie Riddle last August he sometimes had to work double shifts several days in a row, prompting her to file a bill regulating shifts at state mental health facilities. That bill now is on its way to the Senate, after the House passed it Thursday on a 149-0 vote.

The bill prohibits employees at Missouri’s medium- and maximum-security mental health care facilities from being forced to work more than 12 hours in any 24-hour period — unless the governor declares a state of emergency.

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