Check out PA Nursing Legislation & Hearings

  1. Dailey Bills Referred to Committee, Hearings Scheduled

    The three bills introduced by Representative Mary Anne Dailey (R-146): HB 1845 addresses delegation of tasks to UAPs; HB 1846 provides whistleblower protection for health care professionals; HB 1847 would amend a law directing the HC4 to collect and
    disseminate quality indicators, have been referred to the Health and Human Services Committee. This committee is chaired by Rep. Dennis O'Brien (R-169).

    A hearing was held on July 27 at Montgomery Co. Comm. College. PSNA President, Margarete Lieb Zalon gave testimony on behalf of the association. Read the testimony...
    http://www.psna.org/hotissues/testim...timony7_27.htm

    Two additional hearings are scheduled. Nurses are encouraged to attend the hearings to learn more about this legislation, other proposed nursing legislation, and to support the profession.

    August 8, 2001
    10 AM - 2 PM
    University of Pittsburgh
    Wm Pitt Union Bldg., Kurtzman Rm
    3959 Fifth Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15260

    Agenda:
    Matters relating to draft legislation on:
    1) Entry-to-Practice for nurses
    2) Statewide curriculum for CNAs
    3) Mandated hospital error identification standards

    October 10, 2001
    10 AM - 2 PM
    State Capitol
    Main Capitol Bldg, Room 140
    Harrisburg, PA

    Agenda:
    HB 1845, HB 1846, HB 1847
    Matters relating to draft legislation on:
    1) Entry-to-Practice for nurses
    2) Statewide curriculum for CNAs

    More Information...
    http://www.psna.org/hotissues/dailey3.htm

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    Celebrate Your Best at the PSNA 98th Annual Summit

    September 28-29, 2001
    Holiday Inn East, Harrisburg, PA

    Members, Nonmembers and Students are welcome to attend!

    Schedule of Events

    Friday, September 28, 2001
    AM Board of Directors Meeting
    12 Noon - 2 PM PSNA Committee Meeting/Box Lunch
    3-5 PM Ethics Council Continuing Education Event (2.0 contact hours)
    5-6:30 PM Free time for socializing, networking, checking into room, etc...
    6:30 - 7:30 PM Membership Reception
    7:30 - 9:30 PM Annual Awards Banquet

    Ongoing Friday Event
    10 AM - 6 PM Day Spa -- Sponsored by BigPlanet

    Saturday, September 29, 2001
    7:30 - 8:45 AM Candidates Breakfast Buffet

    9 AM - 10:30 AM Key Note Address--Dr. Elizabeth M. Norman, author of "We Band of Angels" (1.0 contact hours)

    10:30 - 11 AM Break, networking, best practice showcase and exhibits open

    11 - 1 PM Professional Practice Forum (2.0 contact hours)
    The Nursing Shortage: A State and National Perspective
    Speakers: Rep. Mary Ann Dailey & ANA Exec Dir, Linda Stierle


    1- 2:30 PM Box lunch, networking, best practice showcase and exhibits open
    2:30 - 6:30 PM PSNA Annual Business Meeting

    Ongoing Saturday Events
    8:30 AM - 1:30 PM Voting for PSNA Leadership
    9 AM - 3 PM Day Spa -- Sponsored by BigPlanet
    9 AM - 4 PM NFP and PAC Silent Auction

    For more convention info:
    http://www.psna.org/psnainfo/summit.htm

    Don't forget to make your appointment at the Day Spa, which is taking place as part of the 98th Annual Summit. Reserve your spot for a pedicure, manicure, facial, or massage before September 14 and and receive an early bird discount on all services. The Day Spa will benefit the Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania.
    More information...
    http://www.psna.org/psnainfo/dayspa.htm
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Aug 8, '01
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  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   oramar
    I stay up on your posting so well karen but somehow I did not see this one until to late. I could have easily have attended that meeting at Pitt.
  4. by   NRSKarenRN
    Gee Oramar, was hoping you could go. I also missed MONt Co due to work. I need to look into October date, only 2 hr ride to Harrisburg.

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