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State Legislative News
Friday, January 20, 2017
MCNP Refiles Legislation for Full Practice Authority for NPs in MA »
On January 20, 2017 the Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners filed An Act  to Contain Health Care Costs...
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
State House News Service Reports on Special Commission to Address Variation in Health Care Prices »
Friday, August 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Member Responds to Legislature's Failure to Pass H. 1996 »
Editorial Submitted  8/13/2016 by: Wendy Sergeant,  CAGS, MSN, MA, APRN-BC, PMHNP-BC Doctorate Stud...
Monday, August 1, 2016
H. 1996 a Casualty of a Divided Legislature »
After moving through the legislative process and overcoming major hurdles, H. 1996 did not pass. It was released fr...
Wednesday, June 22, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
H. 1996/S. 1207 Released Favorably from the JCHCF! »
Because of Your Advocacy - We Are One Step Closer! THANK YOU!  Because of your active support of our lo...

State Action Alerts
Friday, January 16, 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
Co-Sponsors Needed for HD 2782/SB 311 »
On January 16, 2015 the Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners along with the Massachusetts Association of Nurse A...
Monday, June 9, 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
Week 2 Action Request for 4 to 4 Campaign in Support of Amendment #935 »
We had a great response to Week 1 of our 4 to 4 Campaign in support of Budget Amendment #935 . Thank you...
Monday, June 2, 2014
4 to 4 Advocacy Campaign in Support of Amendment #935 »
It's time for advanced practice nurses to declare our independence from restrictive practice requirements! B...
Sunday, May 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Please Support Senator Richard Moore's Senate Budget Amendment #935 »
On Friday 5/16/14, Senator Richard Moore filed Amendment # 935 to the Senate Budget that would require a Senate vote on ou...
Thursday, March 20, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Email Campaign in Support of H. 2009 / S. 1079 »
We need your advocacy yet again! Our bill has been given an "extension order" for further deliberation by the Joint Com...

Federal Legislative News
Sunday, January 1, 2017
DEA Issues Revised Announcement Regarding Renewal Applications »
The US Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) recently reversed most of the changes to its registration renew...
Tuesday, December 13, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Department of Veteran Affairs Issues Final Ruling on APRN Practice »
Effective Date:01/13/2017 AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Final rule with comment period....
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicare Payment "Fix" Results in Gains for APRNs »
Medicare Payment "Fix" Includes Key Provisions for Nurses APRNs Included in Incentive Program, Gain Ability to Ord...
Friday, February 27, 2015
Supreme Court Ruling Has Regulatory Implications for APN Practice »
On February 25, 2015 the Supreme Court ruled that a North Carolina dental regulatory board illegally suppressed compe...
Monday, July 14, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislative Victory for Kentucky NPs »
Nurse Practitioners Gain Flexibility With New State Law  By Lisa Gillespie KHN Staff Writer Jul 14, 2014  ...

Federal Action Alert
Sunday, April 12, 2015
ANA Urges Members to Act in Support of Pending Medicare Legislation »
Please take a moment to respond to this federal action alert that has important implications for all advanced practice nur...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
AANP Action Alert Regarding Modernizing VHA APRN Scope of Practice »
AANP Call to Action In Support  of Modernizing VHA APRN Scope Practice      Ask your M...
Wednesday, January 22, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
AANP Call to Action in Support of Legislation to Fix DME Face-to-Face Requirement »
Under current law, CMS has been tasked with enforcing a rule that would require an NP to obtain a physician's documentatio...

Wednesday, April 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MA NPs Gather for MCNP Health Policy Breakfast »
BOSTON - April 5, 2017- The Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners (MCNP) today hosted its annual Health Policy Br...
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Free Online Training for Medication Assisted Treatment Now Available »
The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) has partnered with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners...
Friday, January 6, 2017
Study Shows NPs Provide More Cost Effective Care for Medicare Patients When Compared w/ Physicians »
Nurse Practitioner Patients Less Costly to Medicare than Physician Patients First National Study Contradicts Previous...
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
2016 MCNP Health Policy Event Addresses State Opioid Crisis »
The Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners (MCNP) held its Annual Health Policy Event on Wednesday, April 6, 2016...
Sunday, February 28, 2016
Call for Nominations for Annual MCNP Awards »
MCNP announces the call for nominations for the annual MCNP awards which will be presented during the Thursday evening rec...

BORN / DPH Practice Update
Friday, December 16, 2016
New Prescription Requirements for Schedule II Opioids »
The MA Department of Public Health issued a circular letter on 12/16/16 regarding a change in state law relating to patien...
Friday, December 16, 2016
New Massachusetts Law Allows PCPs to Delegate Administration of Immunizations »
Effective November 8, 2016, Chapter 234 of the Acts of 2016 created a new law that allows a primary care provider (PCP) ac...
Saturday, September 24, 2016
BORN Issues Revised Advisory Ruling on Management of Pain »
Massachusetts BORN Issues Revised Advisory Ruling on Management of Pain That Impacts Educational Requirements for APRN's w...
Saturday, September 24, 2016
MA BORN to Stop Mailing License Renewal Reminders »
Massachusetts BORN is Going Green with Elimination of Paper Renewal Reminders and Paper Licenses   Effective wit...
Thursday, September 15, 2016
MA BORN 2016 Newsletter »
The Nursing Board’s 2016 newsletter, Nursing Board News, is now available on the Board’s website at

Thursday, October 9, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
MCNP PAC Update and Call for Donations »
The first half of 2014 was a busy and productive time for the MCNP Political Action Committee (MCNP-PAC). Members of the M...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Key State Senators Need Your Support »
State Senators Moore and Pacheco Need Your Support As many of you are aware, Senator Richard Moore (D- Uxbridge)...

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