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Federal EHR Legislation Impacting ASCs Introduced

Publish Date: September 30, 2014 

The bill will address meaningful use in ambulatory surgical centers

Perioperative Nurse Week: An Advocacy Tool

Publish Date: September 3, 2014 

Become a valuable resource to your community through PNW

MA Surgical Technologist Rules Finalized

Publish Date: September 3, 2014 

20 months after the law requiring surgical technologist certification passed DPH submits rules W

ASATT changes certification process

Publish Date: August 19, 2014 

Work experience will no long qualify for anesthesia technician certification exam

Idaho adding continued competency requirements for license renewal

Publish Date: August 19, 2014 

Idaho includes several methods to meet competency requirements

MA Central Service bill stalls in committee

Publish Date: August 5, 2014 

AORN comments in support of a bill requiring certification and continuing education for central service technicians

Delaware changing ASC rules for RN Circulators

Publish Date: August 5, 2014 

Delaware Division of Public Health includes AORN’s request in newly proposed ASC regulation revisions

Florida updates ASCs rules

Publish Date: July 22, 2014 

Proposed rule changes include language change for RN Circulators

Massachusetts considers creating a Robotic Surgery Commission

Publish Date: July 22, 2014 

AORN requests amendment

ANA endorses AORN's Position on RN Circulator

Publish Date: July 8, 2014 

In June ANA's board of directors endorsed AORN's new position statement

Costly nurse staffing ballot initiative avoided through compromise

Publish Date: July 8, 2014 

MNA and MHA find compromise at the last minute through legislation instead

New York's RNFA reimbursement bill passes one chamber

Publish Date: June 30, 2014 

At the last minute the bill made it out of the Assembly Rules Committee

ACA Provider Non-Discrimination Debate Continues

Publish Date: June 30, 2014 

Debate continues on the proper meaning of the clause and state enforcement is lacking 

Florida Governor signs nursing education bill

Publish Date: June 23, 2014 

Bill exempts CNORs and CRNFAs from CE requirement 

Time Out Day celebrated by perioperative nurses across the country

Publish Date: June 23, 2014 

Over 550 letters sent by perioperative nurses 

Federal Safe Staffing bill introduced in U.S. Senate

Publish Date: June 9, 2014 

Bill requires unit-by-unit staffing plans and public reporting of plans

New York: BSN requirement considered 

Publish Date: June 9, 2014 

"BSN in 10" moving through Committees

CMS releases final rule for 2015 and beyond

Publish Date: May 27, 2014 

Policies aimed at giving consumers tools to best evaluate options

Time Out Day is an advocacy tool!

Publish Date: May 27, 2014 

Educate your community about this powerful tool for patient safety

Federal RN Safe Staffing Act is slow moving

Publish Date: May 13, 2014 

Take action to support the RN Safe Staffing Act

Be an advocate through National Time Out Day!

Publish Date: May 13, 2014 

Educate your community about this powerful tool for patient safety

New York now has safe patient handling legislation

Publish Date: April 29, 2014 

Safe Patient Handling provisions enacted as part of budget

Virginia STs title protection bill signed into law

Publish Date: April 14, 2014 

VA SB 328 provides title protection not a certification requirement

AORN participates in White House call on ACA

Publish Date: March 18, 2014 

First Lady Michelle Obama thanks those involved with enrolling individuals in health insurance

Pennsylvania RNFA reimbursement bill stalled in committee

Publish Date: March 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: March 3, 2014 

FDA releases Final Rule on unique identification for medical devices

AORN comments on Minnesota surgical technologist bill

Publish Date: March 3, 2014 

Bill lacks key RN circulator supervision language.

New York RNFA reimbursement bill amended in committee

Publish Date: February 4, 2014 

Amendments would ensure reimbursement under New York programs.

Mississippi moves to add RN to board of medicine

Publish Date: February 4, 2014 

Bill would add non-voting nurse practitioner to board.

2014 see multiple certification initiatives from surgical technologists

Publish Date: January 21, 2014 

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

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

Publish Date: January 7, 2014 

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


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