D.C. to offer $1,000-a-month paid vacation for doctors and nurses to get more sleep
The District of Columbia will offer paid sick days to a group of medical workers, including nurses and dietitians, in a move that could make the city more hospitable for physicians and nurses, according to a draft rule.
The rule is part of the District’s effort to attract more residents to the city and improve its health care system, officials said Thursday.
D.C.’s health department and the Department of Labor have been looking for ways to provide paid sick leave to doctors and other health care workers, especially those in the city’s most densely populated areas, officials have said.
The city also needs to make it easier for residents to get medical care.DHS is also planning to give medical professionals more flexibility in scheduling appointments and in setting their own schedules for their patients, the rule said.
The department is also working on a proposal that would let doctors and nursing homes schedule their own appointments, the draft rule said, noting that some employers already do this.