Policy News

  • Government Affairs Update

    Nursys e-Notify article in NOVA newsletter

    Posted 10/15/2019

    Government Affairs wrote an article about Nursys e-Notify and it's use by VA facilities, placed in the Nurses' Organization of Veterans Affairs (NOVA) Summer newsletter. NOVA nurses have taken an interest in e-Notify foillowing several conversations with their Government Affairs staff and have been largely supportive of their effort. 

  • Policy Briefing

    Student Loan Default and State Licensing Board Discipline

    Posted 3/4/2019
    NCSBN issues letter of support for the Protecting JOBs Act, which would prevent states from disciplining licensees purely due to their failure to make student loan payments.
  • Policy Briefing

    White House Health Care Report Addresses Scope of Practice, Worker Mobility, and Telehealth

    Posted 1/10/2019
    On December 3, 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Department of the Treasury, and the Department of Labor released a report entitled, Reforming America’s Healthcare System through Choice and Competition.
  • Policy Briefing

    Legislation Addressing Opioid Epidemic Becomes Law

    Posted 10/8/2018
    The SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act expands treatment options for patients with substance use disorder by allowing greater access to APRN delivered care and telehealth services
  • Policy Briefing

    Federal Trade Commission Report Highlights Nurse Licensure Compact

    Posted 9/25/2018
    The FTC staff report focuses on ways to enhance license portability at the state level.
  • Policy Briefing

    Occupational Licensing Reform Database

    Posted 8/1/2018
    The NCSBN Government Affairs staff is excited to give members a closer look at the key policy developments in Washington, DC that impact nursing regulatory bodies, state-based regulation, and NCSBN’s public policy goals.
  • Government Affairs Update

    Join the Policy Knowledge Network (NCSBN Members Only)

    Posted 5/15/2018

    NCSBN’s Legislative Affairs team will discuss important policy updates and information about our legislative efforts on the Policy Knowledge Network calls. The Legislative Affairs team invites you to join the Knowledge Network to stay up to date on policy issues impacting state boards of nursing!

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  • Policy Briefing

    Join the Government Affairs Knowledge Network (NCSBN Members Only)

    Posted 5/15/2018
    NCSBN members can now get important policy updates, resources, and information about our federal advocacy efforts from the Government Affairs Knowledge Network.
  • Government Affairs Update

    Advanced Practice Nurses Play an Essential Role in Health Care

    Posted 5/10/2018

    Let’s change antiquated laws that limit what APRNs can do. (Source: AARP.org)

    Few professionals enjoy the trust and respect that nurses do. They’ve earned every bit of it and deserve even more...

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