Category: health policy

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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