Below is a summary of the Nursing Community Coalition’s (NCC) activity for the month of November.
Forty-one organizations signed on to comments submitted to the Department of Veterans Affairs regarding the proposed rule that would increase access to quality health care for our nation’s veterans by expanding telehealth services. The successful implementation of this proposed rule will ensure all providers in the Veterans Health Administration are used to the fullest extent of their education and clinical training.
Forty organizations signed on to a letter thanking Representatives Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM) for introducing the Addiction Treatment Access Improvement Act of 2017 (H.R. 3692). This legislation seeks to broaden the Controlled Substances Act to allow APRNs to use their clinical training and expertise to provide care to those suffering from opioid addictions.
The Nursing Community Coalition issued a statement in response to the American Medical Association’s resolution to create a national strategy to obstruct state and national policies that would allow “non-physician” providers, including APRNs, from practicing to the full extent of their education, clinical training, and certification.
The NC held their monthly meeting on November 7, 2017 and 27 NCC organizations were present for the discussion.
Nursing Community Website: Site Visits: 548 (8.7% increase) Top Page Visited: Core Principles
Twitter: @RN_Community New Followers: 16 Total Followers: 524
Profile Visits: 191 Tweet Impressions: 1,959
For more information on the Nursing Community please visit: www.thenursingcommunity.org