Health Policy News

Health Policy News

AORN Government Affairs team analyzes and reports on the impact of local, regional and national policies, regulations and legislation as it relates to the perioperative profession.

We stay current with the rapidly changing health policy landscape in Washington, D.C. for you by working closely with our colleagues in the Nursing Community Coalition and the Coalition for Patients’ Rights.

Here are the latest health policy and legislative updates.

February 13

PA Allied Health Care Bill Dies in Committee

A bill that would have required certification for both central service technicians and surgical technologists in Pennsylvania was killed in committee earlier this month.

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February 13

Oregon Introduces Smoke Evacuation Legislation

New Oregon bill has bipartisan, bicameral support and is slated for hearing soon.

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February 13

Colorado Smoke Evacuation Bill Passes House

Bill would require hospitals and ASCs to have smoke evacuation policies by May 2021.

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January 23, 2019

Nurse in Washington Scholarship

AORN Government Affairs will cover the registration and travel expenses for one active AORN member to attend NIWI on March 24-26, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

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September 25, 2018

Be an Advocate for Perioperative Nurses Week

Take a moment today to share information about the important work you do with elected officials and your community.

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September 10, 2018

Additional Requirements for Surgical Assistants and Technologists Vetoed

Illinois Governor refuses to increase bureaucratic requirements for surgical assistants and surgical technologists.

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