NNCC Endorses Four Key Bills to Advance Healthcare

Jun 28, 2023 | Policy Blog |

The National Nurse-Led Care Consortium signed letters endorsing four pieces of federal legislation this month, including:

  • Telehealth Expansion Act of 2023 (H.R. 1843/S.1001): This bill would ensure that telehealth flexibility enacted during the COVID-19 pandemic would remain in place permanently beyond its current 2024 extension, giving employees access to pre-deductible telehealth services. You can read the June 6 letter of support here.
  • National Nursing Workforce Center Act of 2023 (H.R.2411/S.1150): This bill would support state nursing workforce centers, helping states to gather additional data on the needs of the nursing workforce throughout the country. You can read the Nursing Community Coalition's June 12 letter in support here.
  • Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R.2663/S.1176): This bill would direct OSHA to put forth enforceable safety standards to address workplace violence for a variety of professions, including nurses. You can read the Nursing Community Coalition's June 16 letter in support here.
  • Improving Care and Access to Nurses (I CAN) Act (H.R. 2713): This bill would remove outdated barriers to practice for APRNs in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, increasing patient access to care from the provider of their choice. You can read the Nursing Community Coalition's June 20 letter in support here.



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MaryGrace Joyce, MS is the Senior Manager of Public Affairs for the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium.

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