WNA working for you--spring 2010.
Workforce Advocacy--Conflict Engagement Legislation/Regulation
WNA is working on the following policy strategies related to promoting nursing's workplace health, rights and safety:
Legislation/Rule Activity Target Group Decriminalization Sen. Judy Robson introduced Nursing of RN for legislation that provides for workforce Unintentional decriminalization of health care Medical Error providers for unintentional medical errors. The bill passed the Senate but ran out of time for Assembly consideration. WNA worked on the development of this language. Supervision of The final rule was published in Nurses with APNP by Physician April clarifying the conditions for Prescriptive as a Requirement which the physician supervision Authority under the Patient requirements are met under the Compensation Fund Patient Compensation Fund. WNA worked with the Office of Insurance Commission to develop this language. Statute Changes The bill introduced by Rep. Louis Nurses with for Inclusion of Molepske, that allow APNPs to sign Prescriptive APNP as Health disability certificates for disabled Authority Care Provider hunters; sign statement indicating military veteran eligibility for needed services; and perform special examinations under DOT rules passed the Assembly but was not taken up by the Senate. DHS 35 - The Board of Nursing acknowledge the Nurses with Certification of new DHS 35 ruling that exempts Board Prescriptive Medicaid Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Authority Outpatient Mental Nurses from the required 3,000 hours Health Clinics in order to provide psychotherapy, providing there is demonstration of the necessary education, training and experience. WNA requested this clarification. DR&L Impaired WNA continues to review the final RNs Professionals recommendations related to the Program Impaired Professionals Procedure Program that were submitted by the Department of Regulation and Licensing. DR&L has developed a scope statement which begins the rule-making process. Promoting the Role The Reference on promoting the role RNs working of RNs in Family of the RN in Family Care was adopted in Family Care at the2009 WNA Annual Meeting in Care October. Strategies for implementation are pending. Promoting the Role The Reference on promoting the role APNs of APNs in Medical of the APN in Medical Homes was Homes adopted at the 2009 WNA Annual Meeting in October. Strategies for implementation are pending. Supporting WNA's Special Interest Groups Special Interest Summary of Activity Group (SIG) Advanced Practice The APN Forum sponsored an APN Summit with the Nurse Forum other APN Associations to discuss policy issues and identify areas of collaboration in regards to legislative changes. WI Parish Nurse The Coalition Steering Committee's document, Coalition Basic Curriculum for Parish Nursing was approved by the WNA Board of Directors and will be published in the near future. Wisconsin WNA and WEHNC are sponsoring a one-day workshop Environmental Health on nurses' role in advocating for environmental Nurses Coalition health practices. This is funded through a grant (WEHNC) from Health Care Without Harm. Contact WNA for more information. Core Issue #2 - Appropriate Nurse Staffing & Nurse Shortage Legislation/Rule & Activity Target Policy Group Safe Nurse Staffing The WNA Public Policy Council will be RNs seeking input on the final desired language for the Safe Nurse Staffing legislation. Mandatory Overtime The banning of mandatory overtime RNs legislation was passed out of the Senate Health Committee. The Senate Majority Leader, Decker, would not release the bill for a full Senate vote. RN Data Collection & Thanks to the work of Sen. Judy Robson, RNs Analysis the first mandatory RN Workforce Survey tied to license renewal took place January--February 2010. The analysis of the data will be conducted by the Wisconsin Center for Nursing. WNA actively lobbied for these two legislative proposals. Nurse Fatigue & WNA, along with the Wisconsin Nursing RNs Patient Safety Coalition, is finalizing a joint position paper to raise awareness of impact of nurse fatigue and patient safety. Core Issue #3 - Continued Competence & WNA Educational Offerings for 2010 Legislation/Rule/ Activity Target Policy Mandatory Reference passed at WNA Annual Meeting RNs Continuing that supports strategies for Education for RNs demonstrating continued competence. WNA Reference is available on the WNA website. Educational The Nursing Education Council developed a RNs Advancement for list of resources related registered Registered Nurses nurses in WI interested in pursuing a to baccalaureate degree in nursing within 10 years of initial licensure. Educational Offerings 2010-Mark Your Calendar! 16th Annual Jail Health Care WNA 100th Celebration--Rich Past--Bright Conference--Thursday-Friday, Future. Annual Meeting and Conference. May 13-14, Chula Vista October 7 - 9, Monona Terrace Madison Resort, Wisconsin Dells
Core Issue #4 - Patient Safety/Advocacy
Nurses Agenda for Health Care Reform -- WNA will be monitoring the progress and implementation of Federal legislation related to health care and insurance in Wisconsin. To view WNA's position on patient advocacy legislation, go to our website and click on Legislation & Policy. WNA is a member of the Campaign for Better Health Care sponsored by the Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups.
You Were Represented--March 3, 2010 - April 30, 2010 Topic Audience Location Date Scope of Practice for Policy makers and key State 3/3/10 Health Care stakeholders Capitol Providers Update on WNA Role in UW-Eau Claire MSN Conference 3/3/10 Policy Development students Call Testimony on Critical Senate Public Health State 3/3/10 Access Hospitals Committee Capitol Review and Response WNA Peer Assistance Conference 3/4/10 to Impaired Program Advisory Call Professionals Council Procedure Program Proposal Nurses Day at the RNs and Nursing Madison 3/9/10 Capitol Students Policy Implications Preceptors for UW Madison 3/10/10 for Medication Nursing Students Administration Errors in the Community Environmental Health Planning Committee Conference 3/11/10 Advocacy Workshop Call ANA Constituent ANA State Presidents Silver 3/12 - 3/14 Assembly Meeting and Executive Spring MD Directors Testimony on APNP Assembly Public Health State 3/30/10 Statute Clean up Committee Capitol Legis Certified Registered President of Wisconsin WNA Office 4/2/10 Nurse Anesthetists Association of Nurse Policy Issues Anesthetists Planning for ANA Part of planning Conference 4/5/10 Annual State Lobbying committee for September Call Conference 13 -15 ANA Lobbying Conference Decriminalization for Strategy meeting with State 4/6/10 Unintentional Medical Sen. Judy Robson Capitol Errors Legislation Strategies for WNA Nursing Practice WNA Office 4/7/10 Supporting Nursing Council Practice Testimony Supporting Senate Judiciary State 4/8/10 Unintentional Medical Committee Capitol Errors Legislation ANA National Policy ANA State Executive Conference 4/14/10 Impacting Nurses Directors Call Update WNA Governance WNA Board of Directors Madison 4/16/10 Meeting Update on ANCC Wisconsin Organization Green Bay 4/21/10 Programs--Presented of Nurse Executives by Debbie Hatmaker, ANCC President APN Clinical Advanced Practice Wisconsin 4/22 - 4/24 Pharmacology Nurses Dells Update--Conference Nurses Role in UW-Milwaukee Nursing Milwaukee 4/26/10 Policy Students Supporting Nursing WNA Research Council Conference 4/27/10 Research Meeting Call Wisconsin School School Nurses Madison 4/29 - 4/30 Nurse Conference Responsibilities of Sponsored by Families Conference 4/29/10 Insurance Companies USA for Health Care Call with Health Care Policy advocates Reform
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