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Georgia Chapter of GAPNA

Urgent Call to Action

Posted about 1 year ago by Katherine Abraham Evans


On the week of 9/11, Congress is unbelievably considering specific anti-APRN legislation. The NLN needs you to contact your members of Congress immediately to stop it in its tracks.

http://www.nln.org/advocacy-public-policy/government-affairs-action-center?vvsrc=%2fCampaigns%2f47844%2fRespond

As part of critical legislation extending expiring Veterans benefits, HR 5985, introduced late Friday by House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (FL), includes a provision putting off for one year any rule offering Full Practice Authority for CRNAs - by name! APRN care in the VA is under attack from Sec. 415 of HR 5985! With the end of this session of Congress very near, HR 5985 has been scheduled for a House vote Tuesday, September 13, under an expedited procedure that requires a 2/3 majority to pass and prohibits all amendments.

We need every nurse, nurse educator, and student to contact their members of Congress now with this message: Take the special-interest, controversial Sec. 415 out of HR 5985. Veterans' benefits extenders are too important for anyone to jam special interest provisions that set terrible precedent and that delay bipartisan, evidence-based efforts to reduce our Veterans wait times for the care they need and deserve.

We don't have much time. We have to be heard. Even though there is a vote Tuesday afternoon, it is not too late to stop it-if you act now.

Thank you in advance for taking this important action for our Veterans and the APRN profession.