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SCNA legislative priorities 2006-2008.

The South Carolina South Carolina, state of the SE United States. It is bordered by North Carolina (N), the Atlantic Ocean (SE), and Georgia (SW). Facts and Figures

Area, 31,055 sq mi (80,432 sq km). Pop. (2000) 4,012,012, a 15.
 Nurses Association has among its purposes:

1) The promotion of quality of life and health care for all people

2) The fostering of the nursing profession as a leading, positive force in the health care delivery system.

To achieve these broad purposes, the SCNA SCNA Sun Certified Network Administrator
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 Legislative Committee will provide leadership for the association in the legislative and public policy arms.

To promote the quality of life and health care for all people in South Carolina, the SCNA Legislative Committee will:

1) Promote access to and delivery of cost effective, quality health services health services Managed care The benefits covered under a health contract  for the public,

2) Assure nursing care services to the public with emphasis on nurses' role as qualified providers of health care services,

3) Support equal rights and opportunities for all peoples unrestricted by consideration of age, color, creed, disability, gender, health status, lifestyle, nationality nationality, in political theory, the quality of belonging to a nation, in the sense of a group united by various strong ties. Among the usual ties are membership in the same general community, common customs, culture, tradition, history, and language. , race, religion, or sexual orientation sexual orientation
The direction of one's sexual interest toward members of the same, opposite, or both sexes, especially a direction seen to be dictated by physiologic rather than sociologic forces.
. Accordingly, SCNA will foster equal employment opportunity,

4) Encourage legislation that promotes and protects environmental health in the home, at the worksite, in the community, and other public places,

5) Initiate and/or support legislation to assure comprehensive health care services to all people, especially vulnerable populations.

6) Support legislation which protects reproductive rights Reproductive rights or procreative liberty is what supporters view as human rights in areas of sexual reproduction. Advocates of reproductive rights support the right to control one's reproductive functions, such as the rights to reproduce (such as opposition to forced ,

7) Support and promote legislation that guarantees parity of coverage of services for mental and physical illness.

8) Support Healthy People 2000-2010, an initiative designed to promote high level wellness of individuals, families and populations,

To foster the nursing profession in its evolution to the full provider, leadership, and collaborative roles in the health care delivery system, SCNA will

1) Initiate, monitor and respond to all legislative activity which would affect the practice of nursing, including advanced practice nursing,

A) increase accessibility and affordability of nursing care to the public,

B) provide for direct reimbursement Reimbursement

Payment made to someone for out-of-pocket expenses has incurred.
 for nursing services including psychological/mental health services,

C) provide professional liability insurance to nurses at a reasonable cost,

D) assure safe levels of staffing of licensed professional nurses in health care settings, including but not limited to direct patient care.

2) Assure nursing participation in planning, development, and evaluation of policies related to health care,

3) Support the rights of nurses in the workplace,

4) Initiate and support the procurement The fancy word for "purchasing." The procurement department within an organization manages all the major purchases.  of public and private funding for nursing education and nursing research.


November 15, 2002

SCNA House of Delegates House of Delegates
The lower house of the state legislature in Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.


November 11, 2006

SCNAAnnual Meeting
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Title Annotation:South Carolina Nurses Association
Publication:South Carolina Nurse
Geographic Code:1U5SC
Date:Jan 1, 2007
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