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Nursing Community Monthly Roundup - October & November 2018

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Nursing Community Monthly Roundup - October & November 2018

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October & November 2018

 

 

Letter Urging the Passage of Title VIII this Congress

November 15, 2018

Fifty-six NCC member organizations signed onto a letter requesting the Senate pass the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act this Congress. The letter reiterates that passing Title VIII Reauthorization is the Coalition’s top priority and requests that any new provision be time-limited with a study to assess its impact.

Letter to Appropriators for FY 2019

October 18, 2018
The Nursing Community Coalition sent a letter thanking appropriators for providing level funding ($249.472 million) for the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and $162.992 million (a 3.16% increase) for the National Institute of Nursing Research. The Coalition remains committed to working with appropriators to see that continued, increased investments are made to support our nation's nursing workforce and research. 

Thank You Letters for Opioid Legislation

October 11, 2018

Forty-seven organizations signed onto a letter thanking Congressional leaders, committees, and champions for their efforts to have Section 3201, Allowing for more flexibility with respect to medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorders, in the final opioid package. This important provision provides permanent authorization for nurse practitioners and physician assistants to prescribe medication-assisted treatments (MATs), and a five-year authorization for the other three APRN roles, to help combat the opioid epidemic. See all of the letters the NCC sent regarding this section below:

· Letter to Congressional leadership here.

· Letters to the House and Senate Committees.

· Letter to Senators Markey (D-MA), Paul (R-KY), Hassan (D-NH), and Collins (R-ME)

· Letter to Representatives Tonko (D-NY) and Lujan (D-NM)

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