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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 »
    ON HEALTH CARE PRICES, BEACON HILL POISED TO TEST SPECIAL COMMISSION ROUTE By Kat...
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...
Wednesday, April 27, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
H. 1996/S. 1207 Granted Extension Order Until 6/22/2016 »
Just one-day before the 4/27/16 release deadline, the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing (JCHCF) filed an extension...
Friday, February 26, 2016
H. 1996/S. 1207 Released from the JCPH! »
Congratulations to all of our members who wrote letters, called their legislators and advocated for the pas...
Wednesday, January 20, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
MA Health Policy Commission Report Supports the Removal of Scope of Practice Restrictions on APRNs »
On January 20, 2016  the MA Health Policy Commission released its final Cost Trends Report and has for the first time...
Friday, November 20, 2015
MCNP and MANA Testify and are Joined by Lawmakers and Others to Advocate for H. 1996/S. 1207 »
Boston : On November 17, 2015 the Joint Committee on Public Health (JCPH) held a hearing on more than forty bills dealing...
Tuesday, October 6, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Health Policy Commission Testimony Highlights Negative Impact of Restrictive Scope of Practice Laws »
SCOPE OF PRACTICE LAW SEEN AS IMPEDIMENT TO CARE IN MASSACHUSETTS By Katie Lannan State House News Service BO...
Wednesday, September 9, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
MCNP/MANA Legislation Scheduled for Public Hearing Before the Joint Committee on Public Health »
MCNP/MANA Legislation  HB 1996/SB 1207, An Act to Remove Restrictions on the Licenses of NPs and CRNAs as Recommend...
Friday, April 24, 2015
Berkshires Region of the MCNP Kicks Off Statewide Legislative Initiative »
And we are off! Last night, Thursday April 23 rd at Zucchinis’ Restaurant in Pittsfield, the Berkshire Region kicked of...
Sunday, April 19, 2015
MCNP/MANA Legislation Sent to Joint Committee on Public Health »
On April 16, 2015 MCNP/MANA legislation, An Act to Remove the Restrictions on the Licenses of NPs and CRNAs as Recommen...
Friday, February 13, 2015
Massachusetts Medical Society Files Legislation Proposing Further Restrictions on APN Practice »
Just as the MCNP and MANA were filing legislation in January to modernize the practice statutes for NPs and CRNAs in Massa...
Friday, January 16, 2015
MCNP and MANA Re-File Legislation to Modernize MA APN Statutes »
Today the Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners along with the Massachusetts Association of Nurse Anesthetis...
Tuesday, December 30, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Scope of Practice Bill Heard Before Joint Committee of State Administration & Regulatory Oversight »
COMMITTEE HEARS 'SCOPE OF PRACTICE' BILL By Gintautas Dumcius STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE STAT...
Tuesday, August 5, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Patrick to Sign Substance Abuse Bill »
STATE CAPITOL BRIEFS - MORNING EDITION - TUESDAY, AUG. 5, 2014 STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE PATRICK TO SIGN SUBSTANCE ABUSE B...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Budget Amendment #935 Not Retained in Final State Budget »
Unfortunately, the Senate Amendment which would have removed restrictive licensing laws for NPs and CRNAs was not included...
Saturday, June 14, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Time is Now to Garner Support for Amendment #935 »
With just 2 weeks remaining to garner as much support as we can for Budget Amendment #935, the MCNP is asking all members...
Friday, May 30, 2014
MCNP, MANA and NAPNAP Pass Language to Support IOM Recommendations in the Senate Budget »
Craven & Ober Policy Strategists, LLC H. 2009/S. 1079 An Act to Improve Health Care Quality and R...
Friday, May 30, 2014
MA NP Legislation & MCNP President Stephanie Ahmed Featured in WGBH Radio Segment »
Many MCNP members were surprised and thrilled to hear the segment about our legislation and NPs in Primary Care...
Friday, May 23, 2014
State Senate Adopts Senate Budget Amendment #935 »
We Have Won the First Battle! Late last evening, the Massachusetts Senate adopted Amendment # 935...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
MA NPs and CRNAs Crowd State House in Support of Legislation to Remove Barriers to APN Practice »
It was standing room only on April 9, 2014 at the MCNP Annual Health Policy Event as more than 90 students and members of...
Friday, March 21, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
H. 2009 / S. 1079 Granted an "Extension Order" by the Joint Committee on Public Health »
As you recall, our legislation to follow the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine and the Federal Trade Commission...
Friday, March 14, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
MA CRNAs Featured in Boston Globe Editorial »
Read this Boston Globe editorial page ad supporting NPs and CRNAs practice and call your legislator to ask him/her to cont...
Wednesday, January 29, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION SAYS H.2009 WOULD BENEFIT MA CONSUMERS »
The FTC just announced some key observations after analyzing a bill which would retire physician supervision in Massachuse...
Sunday, November 24, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Update on 11/19/13 MCNP Testimony Before the Joint Committee on Public Health »
On Tuesday, Nov. 19th, the Legislature's Joint Committee on Public Health held a seven-hour public hearing on multiple sco...

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