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Proposed Bill Would Require Payment …

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Proposed Bill Would Require Payment Disclosures to Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician Assistants

A proposed bill will require pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers to disclose payments made to advance practice nurses and physician assistants for consulting, promotional talks, meals and other interactions. The Physician Payment Sunshine Act already requires companies to report these types of payments to doctors, dentists, chiropractors, optometrists and podiatrists, but the current law does not include payments made to nurses with advanced degrees or physician ...

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Bill would give Ohio nurses more latitude…

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Bill would give Ohio nurses more latitude in treating patients

Request to buy this photoAdam Cairns | Dispatch State Rep. Dorothy Pelanda, right, comments about the physical weight of House Bill 216, which she is sponsoring, while talking with Candy Rinehart, head of Ohio State University’s College of Nursing.
By Misti Crane The Columbus Dispatch • Monday October 26, 2015 5:12 AM
Nurse practitioners and other advanced-practice nurses say Ohio law makes it harder for them ...

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Nursing Shortage Not as Dire as Previously…

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Nursing Shortage Not as Dire as Previously Predicted

According to a recent study, although a nursing shortage is still expected in coming years, it won’t be as dire as the shortage exceeding 500,000 registered nurses (RNs) that was predicted a decade ago. Researchers analyzed data on employed RNs from the U.S. Bureau of the Census Current Population Survey and American Community Survey to project age and employment of RNs through 2030. Based on the data, researchers project that the RN ...

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Partial Prescription Refill Bill to be…

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Partial Prescription Refill Bill to be heard next week in Senate Medicaid Committee

Sub. H. B. No. 116
Brown, Ginter
Partial prescription refills-to synchronize multiple
prescriptions for patient

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COHCA supported bill on senate floor…

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COHCA supported bill on senate floor today!

HB124 VENEREAL DISEASES-PRESCRIPTION AUTHORITY (JOHNSON T, HUFFMAN S) Regarding the authority to prescribe without examination a drug for a sexual partner of a patient diagnosed with chlamydia, gonorrhea, or trichomoniasis.

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Nurse Residency Programs Train New G…

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Nurse Residency Programs Train New Graduates in Advanced Skills

Experienced registered nurses are in such high demand and it can be difficult to find replacements for retiring nurses in operating rooms, intensive care units and emergency departments, where advanced skills and critical thinking are essential. This has led some hospitals to create nurse residency programs to train new graduates. These nurse residency programs provide new nurses with experience and on the job training, and teach them the advanced skills and ...

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Two Pharmacy Bills Referred to House…

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Two Pharmacy Bills Referred to House Health and Aging Committee

HEALTH AND AGING:
HB285 PHARMACISTS-PRESCRIPTION REFILLS (Rep. Robert Sprague) To authorize pharmacists to dispense multiple refills of a prescription simultaneously under certain circumstances.
HB290 USFDA DRUGS-TERMINALLY ILL (Rep. Robert Sprague, Rep. Marlene Anielski) To ...

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