Federal News

November 20, 2017 EMS standing orders

ENA Applauds the Signing of Legislation Allowing EMS Personnel to Continue Administering Life-Saving Medication

ENA applauds Congress for passing, and President Trump for signing into law, the Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act. The new law, one of ENA’s legislative priorities, amends the Controlled Substances Act to ensure EMS personnel may use standing orders to administer a controlled substance in cases in which a delay in treatment could result in harm or death to the patient.

September 21, 2017

ENA Urges Opposition to New Senate Legislation to Repeal ACA

Without significant changes to address access to care for emergency department patients, the Emergency Nurses Association is opposed to the passage of the recently-released legislation designed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act proposed by Senators Lindsey Graham, Bill Cassidy, Dean Heller and Ron Johnson.​

June 16, 2017 Legislation News

ENA Sends Letter to Senate Leadership on Protecting Access to Emergency Care in Health Care Reform Legislation

On behalf of the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) and our more than 43,000 members, I am writing to urge the Senate, as it considers legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), to include provisions that protect access to affordable and meaningful health care coverage, especially for patients requiring treatment in our nation’s emergency departments (EDs).

May 24, 2017 Legislation News

Emergency Nurses, Emergency Medical Service Providers and Children’s Advocates Oppose Proposal to Eliminate Emergency Medical Services for Children Program

The following organizations join the statement below, opposing President Donald Trump’s proposal to eliminate funding for the EMSC program in his fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget: the American Ambulance Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Emergency Physicians, Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs, Children’s Health Fund, Emergency Nurses Association, National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, National Association of State EMS Officials, National Center for Disaster Preparedness at the Earth Institute, National EMS Management Association and Save the Children.

April 21, 2017 Legislation News

Support of Nursing Workforce Development Programs and the National Institute of Nursing Research

The 58 undersigned members of the Nursing Community respectfully request $244 million for the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Nursing Workforce Development programs (authorized under Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 296 et seq.]) and $160 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), one of the 27 Institutes and Centers within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) 1 as you work to complete your FY 2018 appropriations bill.

April 6, 2017 Workplace Violence

Response to RFI: Prevention to Workplace Violence in Healthcare and Social Assistance

This document was prepared by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) in response to a Request for Information (Docket No. OSHA—2016–0014) solicited by the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The enclosed response addresses specific questions about the prevention of and response to workplace violence in U.S. emergency departments (ED), based on research conducted with emergency nurses from 2009 to 2015.

March 22, 2017 Legislation News

ENA Sends Letters to Rep. Michael Burgess Expressing Support for the MISSION ZERO Act

I am writing to express our support for H.R. 880, the Military Injury Surgical Systems Integrated Operationally Nationwide to Achieve ZERO Preventable Deaths Act of 2017 (MISSION ZERO Act). This important and timely legislation will help improve the quality of trauma care provided in the United States.

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