Category: health policy

Ohio Auditor of State Keith Faber Submitted a Letter of Support for House Bill 144

Earlier this summer, the Auditor of State conducted a performance audit on the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OMHAS), and in particular, a review of nursing staff levels at Ohio’s 6 regional psychiatric hospitals. According to State Auditor Keith Faber, the auditors in the state of Ohio determined “that by adjusting the …

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Ohio Nurses Association Applauds Introduction of House Bill 144 – Prohibit Overtime Work for Nurses as a Condition of Employment

Ohio Nurses Association Applauds Introduction of House Bill 144 – Prohibit Overtime Work for Nurses as a Condition of Employment Bill addresses safe patient care, would make Ohio 19th state to outlaw mandatory overtime for nurses COLUMBUS – House Bill 144, sponsored by Representative Don Manning (R-New Middletown) and introduced on March 19, 2019, aims …

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Nurses to Deliver Hundreds of Letters to OSU Wexner Medical Center Admins

MEDIA ADVISORY Contact:        Molly Homan, Ohio Nurses Association 614-746-9914 mhoman@ohnurses.org   Nurses to Deliver Hundreds of Letters to OSU Wexner Medical Center Admins Nurses, Ohioans sign letters in response to center’s recent opposition to safe patient care legislation   What:             Nurses March, Deliver Letters to OSU Administrators When:             2:30 p.m. Who:               …

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House Bill 456, Eliminating Nurse Mandatory Overtime Update

The following statement is on behalf of Brian J. Burger, MSN APRN AGACNP-BC RNFA CCRN, President of the Ohio Nurses Association: “We’re extremely disappointed House Bill 456 – legislation that would make Ohio the 19th state to prohibit nurse mandatory overtime – was not heard by the Senate Health, Human Services and Medicaid Committee, and …

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Representative Joyce champions the nursing profession on Capitol Hill and back home

By Matthew Fitting, MPS; ANA Advocacy & Engagement Specialist Since he was first elected to Congress in 2012, Rep. David Joyce (14th district) has worked tirelessly to advance the interests of Ohio nurses. As co-chair of the Congressional Nursing Caucus, Rep. Joyce has emerged as nursing’s go-to supporter on Capitol Hill, serving as the original …

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Ohio Nurses Association 2018 General Election Contributions

The Ohio Nurses Association (ONA), through its Political Contributing Entity (PCE or PAC) recently provided financial contributions to the campaigns of 84 candidates seeking election to the Ohio House of Representatives or Ohio Senate.   The contributions were intentionally bipartisan going to members of both political parties based on the candidates’ support for and understanding of …

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Action Needed: Tell Legislators We Must Protect Our Title of “Nurse”

House Bill 501 aims to change Vet Tech to Vet Nurse.  Tell legislators this is unacceptable – we must protect our title. ONA provided comment and gave opponent testimony yesterday to the House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee about House Bill 501 – a bill that wants to change the title Veterinary Technician to Veterinary …

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Bill to Prohibit Nurse Mandatory Overtime to Receive Proponent Testimony

Bill to Prohibit Nurse Mandatory Overtime to Receive Proponent Testimony   COLUMBUS – Legislation aimed at making Ohio the 19th state to prohibit nurse mandatory overtime will have proponent testimony Wednesday, March 6th at 9:00am. The following interested parties will testify on why nurse fatigue, a consequence of mandatory overtime, poses dangers to patient care: …

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Bill to Prohibit Nurse Mandatory Overtime to Receive Sponsor Testimony

Bill to Prohibit Nurse Mandatory Overtime to Receive Sponsor Testimony COLUMBUS – Legislation aimed at making Ohio the 19th state to prohibit nurse mandatory overtime will have sponsor testimony Wednesday, January 31st and 9:00am. The House Bill 456’s sponsor, Representative Robert Sprague (R-Findlay), will present to House Health Committee members the importance of this legislation, …

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Ohio Nurses Association Applauds Introduction of House Bill 456 – Prohibit Requiring Nurses to Work Overtime

Bill addresses safe patient care, would make Ohio 19th state to outlaw mandatory overtime for nurses   COLUMBUS – House Bill 456, sponsored by Representative Robert Sprague (R-Findlay), aims to make Ohio the 19th state to outlaw nurse mandatory overtime – a potentially dangerous practice occurring across Ohio that can jeopardize safe patient care. The …

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