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2022 Health Policy News

September 21, 2022

AORN Members: Use Your Voice

Voting is one of the most effective means we have to influence the direction of our community, state and country.

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August 17, 2022

State Legislators and Staff Get Firsthand Look at Smoke Evacuation

AORN and Medtronic educate NCSL attendees about surgical smoke evacuation.

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June 20, 2022

New Jersey Smoke Bills Get Hearings

Surgical smoke evacuation gaining steam in the garden state.

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May 18, 2022

AORN Legislative Successes Continue

Georgia and Connecticut join the ranks of surgical smoke-free states.

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March 24, 2022

Arizona and Washington to Go Surgical Smoke-Free

AORN is proud to announce that, on March 24, two more states joined the ranks of the surgical smoke-free: Arizona and Washington.

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March 21, 2022

First Forum Update: Smoke Evacuation Legislation Success

At least 12 states are considering surgical smoke evacuation legislation this year, with a proposed rule expected out of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission later in 2022.

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February 4, 2022

Surgical Smoke Bills on the Move Out West

The 2022 state legislative sessions are well underway, and AORN is working on surgical smoke evacuation legislation in nine states, with an expectation that two additional bills will be introduced this year. Already, three surgical smoke bills have been heard in committee and advanced for further consideration...

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