Presentation on theme: "Indiana State Nurses Association"— Presentation transcript:
1 Indiana State Nurses Association Blayne Miley, JDDirector of Policy & Advocacy@IndianaNursesIndiana State Nurses Association
2 Indiana General Assembly Session 1,237 Bills IntroducedSession DeadlinesThis week: Committee ReportsFeb. 26th: Initial Chamber PassageApr. 15th: Second Chamber PassageApr. 29th: AdjournmentDecisions are being made with or without you, no one going to ask permissionNursing Code of Ethics (4 of 9) provisions #3: The nurse promotes, advocates for, and strives to protect the health, safety, and rights of the patient#6: The nurse participates in establishing, maintaining, and improving healthcare environments and conditions of employment conducive to the provision of quality healthcare and consistent with the values of the profession through individual and collective action.#8: The nurse collaborates with other health professionals and the public in promoting community, national, and international efforts to meet health needs.#9: The profession of nursing, as represented by associations and their members, is responsible for articulating nursing values, for maintaining the integrity of the profession and its practice, and for shaping social policy.
4 How to Reach Legislators PhoneTwitterFacebookThey Want to Hear From You!
5 ISNA’s Role Inform Advocate Amplify ISNAbler: currently updating on 80 bills every weekAdvocateWhat do Indiana’s Nurses think about _____ ?Political Action CommitteeAmplifyPublic Policy PlatformGrassroots Advocacy NetworkHelp You Contact Your Legislators
6 Caregiver Mandates Caregivers mandates Amended to be less prescriptive:Offer opportunity to appoint caregiverRequest consent to release patient info to caregiverAttempt to notify of discharge if patient can’tAttempt to provide home care planMay include live demonstration of aftercareLack of contact does not delay hospital servicesHB 1265House Chamber
7 Reducing Limitations on Prescribing Allows APNs & PAs to prescribe controlled substances for weight lossChanges the limitations on physician assistant prescribing from one year and 1,800 hours of practice for all controlled substances to just one year and only for schedule II controlled substancesHB 1183Passed House Chamber
8 Opioid PrescribingRequires other healthcare profession boards to adopt rules that conform to those adopted by the Medical Licensing Board on opioid prescribingSB 534: deadline March 1, 2016Senate ChamberHB 1614: once adopted, no amendments without Medical Licensing Board approvalFailed at House Public Health Committee
9 Medical Malpractice Changes Allow claims involving the removal of the wrong body part or leaving an instrument inside a patient to bypass the medical review boardSB 55Failed before Senate ChamberIncrease damages caps from $1.25 million/$250,000 (total/individual portion) to $1.65 million/$300,000HB 1043House Chamber
10 Skilled Nursing Home Moratorium Imposes a 3 year ban on new comprehensive care facilitiesDoes not include assisted living or projects already under developmentDriven by levels of occupancy and state fundingSB 460Passed Senate Chamber
11 Cultural Competency Training for Health Profession Licensees Requires an individual seeking licensure in a health care profession to complete cultural competency training.Applies to new licenses issued after June 30, 2015Bill specifies topics, not duration of trainingSB 47Did not pass Senate Pensions and Labor Committeechiropractors, dentists, health facility administrators, physicians, nurses, optometrists, pharmacists, podiatrists, speech-language pathologists/audiologists, psychologists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, occupational therapists, physician assistants, athletic trainers, dietitians, social workers, marriage/family therapists
12 Student Loan Repayment Assistance for Nurses, Teachers, and Social Workers Establishes a $2,500 annual grant for those employed in the qualifying professions for up to 5 years from starting to make student loan repayments.Would be administered by Commission on Higher EducationHB 1114Did not pass House Ways and Means Committee
13 Advanced Policy Legislative Conference Mar. 5th PresentationsState Legislator Q&ARN Workforce Data ReportFSSA on Medicaid and HIPFuture Nurse Policy GoalsDowntown IndianapolisRegister at indiananurses.org