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Co-Sponsors Needed for HD 2782/SB 311

Friday, January 16, 2015   (1 Comments)
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On January 16, 2015 the Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners along with the Massachusetts Association of Nurse Anesthetists filed An Act to Remove the Restrictions on the Licenses of NPs and CRNAs as Recommended by the Institute of Medicine and the Federal Trade Commission (HD 2782/SD 311).

This will be our second filing of legislation to modernize the statutes for Massachusetts advanced practice nurses. With the same goal as our last bill, this legislation will allow NPs and CRNAs to practice to the full extent of their education and training. 

These changes are consistent with the recommendations cited in the Institute of Medicine's Future of Nursing Report and supported by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, the Federal Trade Commission, as well as numerous other specialty organizations and businesses.

We have continued support from Representative Kay Khan, Representative Paul Donato and Senator Marc Pacheco, who will serve as our bill sponsors in the House and Senate respectively. But, we also need your legislators to sign on as co-sponsors.

Please take a moment to reach out to your State Representative and State Senator and ask them to co-sponsor this bill!  

Lawmakers only have until January 30th to do this, so they need to hear from you NOW!

 

CLICK HERE to Act NOW!

Comments...

Judith Webb says...
Posted Thursday, February 5, 2015
SEN JOAN LOVELY HAS SIGNED ON AS A CO-SPONSOR. HERE IS THE LETTER I RECEIVED. JUDITH WEBB Good afternoon, Thank you for contacting our office regarding S.D. 311 and H.D. 2782, “An Act to Remove the Restrictions on the Licenses of NPs and CRNAs as Recommended by the Institute of Medicine and the Federal Trade Commission.” We wanted to let you know that Senator Lovely is co-sponsoring S.D. 311, filed by Senator Marc Pacheco. As this bill moves through the legislative process, we will do our best to keep you updated. In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please feel free to call our office at (617) 722-1410 to speak with me or another member of the Senator’s staff. Thank you, Anna Anna Roy Director of Constituent Services Office of Senator Joan B. Lovely State House, Rm. 215, Boston, MA T: (617) 722-1410 F: (617) 722-1347

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