New Regulations Limit Hours for Local Doctors in Training

By: Karen Kostko
By: Karen Kostko

New regulations are limiting the number of hours a resident can work to no more than 80 hours a week. The regulation takes affect Monday.

Doctors and residents in the Wausau area have been expecting the regulation, so they're staffing has already been adjusted.

The reason for the limit is to ensure the health and safety of residents and patients.

Residents will also be required to allow time for breaks, down time for paper work, and have at least one day off per seven days.

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