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NOVA Joins Efforts to Improve Health Care

NOVA supports the Nursing Community's advocacy and legislative efforts.

May 19, 2016 - S.2921 - Veterans First Act

March 14, 2016 -  S. 2646, Veterans Choice Improvement Act of 2016, and S. 2633, Improving Access to Care in the Community Act

June 24, 2014 - Letter congratulating newly appointed Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell.

June 12, 2014 - Letters to Representatives Richard Hanna and Lois Capps, and Senator Jeff Merkley thanking them for supporting the Nursing Workforce Development programs (Title VIII, Public Health Service Act) for Fiscal Year 2015.

June 4, 2014 - Letter to Sloan D. Gibson, Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs, supporting the VA’s work to modernize the VHA Nursing Handbook.

March 28, 2014 - Letters sent to members of the House and Senate LHHS-ED Appropriations Subcommittees requesting $251 million for the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Nursing Workforce Development programs, $150 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research, within the National Institutes of Health, and $20 million in authorized funding for the Nurse-Managed Health Clinics (Title III of the Public Health Service Act).  

March 14, 2014 - Letter supporting H.R. 3833 which would modify the Medicare Durable Medical Equipment (DME) face-to-face encounter documentation requirements since
Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, and Physician Assistants are qualified to perform these.

February 2014 - Letter to Chairman Harkin and Ranking Member Alexander, supporting Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy’s nomination as U.S. Surgeon General.

October 8, 2013 - Letters supporting PARTS Act (S. 1143).

October 8, 2013 - Letters supporting PARTS Act (H.R. 2801).

October 8, 2013 - Letter supporting Protecting Access to Primary Care Act (H.R. 2986).

October 8, 2013 - Letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee urging to oppose the Protect Patient Access to Quality Health Professionals Act of 2013 (H.R. 2817).

October 2, 2013 - Letter to Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki expressing support for the proposed change to the Veterans Health Administration's Nursing Handbook 1180.03 recognizing Advanced Practice Registered Nurses as Licensed Independent Practitioners.

September 11, 2013 - The Nursing Community thanks Senate for support of Nursing.