Category: health policy

Brown Urges Prime Healthcare to Negotiate New Contract in Good Faith with Nurses to Avoid Strike, Find Fair Compromise So Workers Can Continue Combatting COVID-19 with Support and Resources Needed

Senator Sherrod Brown is standing up for East Liverpool’s nurses, patients and community by issuing a media statement and sending a letter directly to hospital administrators, promoting the importance of good-faith bargaining and competitive wages to keep good nurses at the bedside. Senator Brown’s media statement can be read below and the letter may be …

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AFT COVID-19 Response Priorities for Rural and Small-Town America

The AFT is committed to ensuring the health and safety of frontline providers, our members and our communities, and to buffering the economic impacts of this national emergency. As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds, we will continue to advocate for solutions that benefit all of our members—including those who live in small towns and rural communities. …

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Summary of The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, H.R. 6800

STATE AND LOCAL RELIEF State fiscal relief: $500 billion in funding to assist state governments with the fiscal effects of the public health emergency caused by the coronavirus. Local fiscal relief: $375 billion in funding to assist local governments with the fiscal effects of the public health emergency caused by the coronavirus. Tribal and territorial …

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Senator Rulli Carries Torch for the late Representative Manning, Sponsoring HB 144

Championed by Representative Don Manning, HB 144 would make Ohio the 19th state to prohibit nurse mandatory overtime.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2020 Molly Homan, Director of Communications Ohio Nurses Association 614-746-9914 | mhoman@ohnurses.org COLUMBUS COLUMBUS – Senator Michael Rulli is carrying on the passionate work of his good friend, Representative Don Manning, …

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Ohio Nurses Celebrate Passage of House Bill 144 from House

Bill addresses safe patient care, would make Ohio 19th state to outlaw mandatory overtime for nurses COLUMBUS – – Ohio nurses applaud the passage House Bill 144, sponsored by Representative Don Manning (R-New Middletown), from the Ohio’s House of Representatives. House Bill 144 aims to make Ohio the 19th state to outlaw nurse mandatory overtime – a potentially dangerous practice …

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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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