Health Policy News

Health Policy News

AORN Government Affairs team analyzes and reports on the impact of local, regional and national policies, regulations and legislation as it relates to the perioperative profession.

We stay current with the rapidly changing health policy landscape in Washington, D.C. for you by working closely with our colleagues in the Nursing Community Coalition and the Coalition for Patients’ Rights.

Here are the latest health policy and legislative updates.

JANUARY 10, 2018

Nurse in Washington Internship Scholarship

Interested in attending NIWI this March? AORN Government Affairs has one scholarship available for active AORN members.

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JANUARY 10, 2018

Do You Know Who Your Legislators Are?

Building relationships with your elected officials and offering your expertise and perspective is essential to ensuring patient safety is a priority at your state legislature. Send a quick email to your legislators today!

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JANUARY 10, 2018

NJ Vendor Credentialing Bill Progresses

A bill to create a statewide certification for representatives of healthcare industry suppliers and service providers passed the Senate.

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DECEMBER 20, 2017

AORN 2018 Policy Agenda Approved

AORN will continue to fight for you at the state capitols and in D.C. as legislatures and regulatory boards are primed for a busy 2018.

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DECEMBER 20, 2017

Governor Cuomo Signs BSN in 10 Bill

New York to require all future Registered Nurses have or attain a baccalaureate degree in nursing 10 years after they have been licensed.

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DECEMBER 6, 2017

Health Care Policy Top of Mind in D.C.

AORN signs response to AMA’s resolution attacking the scope of practice for APRNs. AORN and nursing organizations are working together to advance and protect the nursing profession as legislation is rushing through Congress.

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DECEMBER 6, 2017

Do You Know How to Influence Policy?

It’s easy to be an advocate for your profession and patient safety. Advance your advocacy skills by attending the Nurse in Washington Internship program. AORN members receive a discount.

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