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State Legislative News
Monday, July 16, 2018
Update on H. 2451/S. 1257 »
Thank you to all of our members who have supported our legislative efforts and remained engaged in this legislative sessio...
Friday, June 1, 2018
Update on H. 2451/ S. 1257 »
We are happy to report that the House and Senate versions of our legislation ( H.  2451/S. 1257 ) have been releas...
Friday, February 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
H. 2451/S. 1257 Released from JCPH »
Many thanks to the MCNP members as well as NP supporters who wrote letters, called their legislators and helped advance ou...
Wednesday, January 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
ANA Massachusetts Opposes MNA Staffing Ballot Question »
Reprinted from: Nurses group opposes staffing ballot question COURTESY The Massachuset...
Thursday, November 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Post JCPH Hearing Update »
On November 7, 2017 our bill, H. 2451/S. 1257, along with more than 30 other scope of practice bills, was heard before the...

State Action Alerts
Sunday, February 25, 2018
MCNP Asking Members to Support PATCH Bill »
The MCNP is asking members to support An Act to Protect Access to Confidential Healthcare   (H. 2960/S. 2296) whic...
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...

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...

MCNP News
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Nurse Practitioners Take Action In Response to Addressing Opioid Crisis »
With the country in the midst of an opioid overdose crisis, the medical community has issued an “all hands on deck” call t...
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
MCNP Holds Annual Health Policy Breakfast »
BOSTON - April 11, 2018 - The Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners (MCNP) today hosted its annual Health Policy...
Friday, March 9, 2018
MCNP Member Wins AANP State Award for Exccellence »
Reprinted from Martha Klay wins nurse practitioner award for excellence By  Andrew D. Blechman  ...
Monday, March 5, 2018
MCNP Accepting Applications for Operations Manager »
The Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners (MCNP) is searching for an Operations Manager to help support our missi...

BORN / DPH Practice Update
Friday, March 9, 2018
Update to required training for Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention »
March 9, 2018  To: Massachusetts Nursing and Professional Healthcare Organizations From: Board of Registrati...
Monday, March 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
DPH Advisory about Invasive Meningococcal Disease Serogroup B »
Forwarded the MA DPH: Last week, a student at Smith College was diagnosed with invasive meningococcal disease (IMD)....
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
MDPH Releases 2017-2018 ACIP Influenza Recommendations »
This year the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is publishing its recommendations regarding influenza va...
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...

MCNP-PAC News
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)...

MassHealth News
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Masshealth Launches Payment and Care Delivery Innovation (PCDI) for Providers Webpage »
MassHealth has launched the dedicated Payment and Care Delivery Innovation (PCDI) for Providers webpage.  This...

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