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 Virginia STs title protection bill signed into law
Publish Date: 4/14/2014
VA SB 328 provides title protection not a certification requirement 
 AORN participates in White House call on ACA
Publish Date: 3/18/2014
First Lady Obama thanks those involved with enrolling individuals in health insurance 
 
Pennsylvania RNFA reimbursement bill stalled in committee 
Publish Date: 3/18/2014
Ask Senator White to put the RNFA reimbursement bill on the agenda 
 
Implantable, life-supporting and life-sustaining devices need UDI by September 2015
Publish Date: 3/3/2014
FDA releases Final Rule on unique identification for medical devices 
 
AORN comments on Minnesota surgical technologist bill
Publish Date: 3/3/2014
Bill lacks key RN circulator supervision language. 

 New York RNFA reimbursement bill amended in committee  

Publish Date: 2/4/2014

 Amendments would ensure reimbursement under New York programs. 

Mississippi moves to add RN to board of medicine  

Publish Date: 2/4/2014

 Bill would add non-voting nurse practitioner to board. 

2014 see multiple certification initiatives from surgical technologists  

Publish Date: 1/21/2014

Bills pending in Minnesota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Virginia, and Washington. 

Save the Date: Perioperative nurses needed for 2014 nurse lobby days  

Publish Date: 1/7/2014

Georgia, Iowa, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Oregon, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming coming up in January and February. 

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