Below is a summary of the Nursing Community Coalition’s (NCC) activity for the month of June.
The Nursing Community Coalition released a statement thanking the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health Chairman Michael Burgess (R-TX) and Ranking Member Gene Green (D-TX) for their efforts to move the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act (H.R. 959) forward. H.R. 959 was approved by the subcommittee on a voice vote.
Thirty-three organizations signed on to a letter imploring the Department of Homeland Security, and the Administration, to protect the health and wellness of immigrant children because at the core of the nursing profession is a commitment to protecting vulnerable populations.
Forty-six organizations signed on to a letter thanking Congressional Leadership and Champions for their inclusion of Section 303, Allowing for More Flexibility with Respect to Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders, in the SUPPORT for Families and Communities Act (H.R. 6). This section amends the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 823 (g)(2)(G)) to permanently authorize nurse practitioners and to provide a five-year authorization for clinical nurse specialists, certified registered nurse anesthetists, and certified nurse-midwives to prescribe Medication-Assisted Treatments.
Fifty-one organizations signed on to a letter submitted to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee thanking them for hosting a hearing titled "The Healthcare Workforce: Addressing Shortages and Improving Care". The hearing discussed the impact and successes of the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs.
Fifty-six organizations signed on to written testimony submitted to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. The testimony featured the coalition's funding requests of $266 million for the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and $170 million for the National Institute for Nursing Research for Fiscal Year 2019.
The NCC held their monthly meeting on June 5, 2018 and 36 NCC organizations were present for the discussion.
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