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News You Can Use – 20 March 2017

Here are some news article and resources we wanted to share with you this week:

Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action has a new issue of Charting Nursing’s Future on The Case for Removing Barriers to APRN Practice which takes a sweeping look at state scope-of-practice laws and how they affect APRNs and the public.

As part of the American Hospital Association’s Hospital Against Violence initiative, join Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence and the Association for Community Health Improvement for their upcoming webinar: How Hospitals and Health Systems Can Prevent Human Trafficking

There is a proposed rule change in the state of Oregon proposed by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) for cannabis pesticide testing requirements which reduces requirements on both flower and concentrates used for recreational purposes. The public comment period ends April 30th.  Oregon Live article: Oregon proposes less pesticide testing for pot; critics say that allows ‘poison product’

AONE’s Advocacy Center can help you look up your congresspeople and compose a message. Current active issues include:
*Tell Congress to preserve health care coverage
*Contact your Senator: Cures Act Moves to the Senate
*Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act Heading to House Floor

Also from AONE, Patient Safety Awareness Week.

If you’d like to join our Healthcare Policy or Nursing Practice Commissions which deal with issues like those above, and meet via conference call once a month, send me an email: We also have commissions on Education and Membership.

For in-person networking and education, attend your Regional Council meetings – you can look up your council chair here or look at upcoming meetings on our events page.

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