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.
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.
Oregon Introduces Smoke Evacuation Legislation
New Oregon bill has bipartisan, bicameral support and is slated for hearing soon.
Colorado Smoke Evacuation Bill Passes House
Bill would require hospitals and ASCs to have smoke evacuation policies by May 2021.
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.
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.
September 10, 2018
Additional Requirements for Surgical Assistants and Technologists Vetoed
Illinois Governor refuses to increase bureaucratic requirements for surgical assistants and surgical technologists.