NP practice bill passes Pa. Senate | Hospitals to ask about caregivers under new Pa. law | Nurse takes on acting role of surgeon general
April 27, 2017
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NP practice bill passes Pa. Senate
The Pennsylvania Senate on Wednesday voted 39-10 in favor of legislation to allow nurse practitioners to practice independent of physician oversight after fulfilling certain requirements. Republican state Sen. Kim Ward said she hoped the House would hold hearings on the measure.
The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.) (4/27) 
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Hospitals to ask about caregivers under new Pa. law
A new Pennsylvania law requires hospitals to ask patients for the names of caregivers, who will be called before discharge, advised of the patient's discharge information and provided training to handle any medical needs at home. Claire Zangerle, chief nurse executive of the Allegheny Health Network, said the aim is to get patients and families more engaged in their care.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (4/25) 
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PSNA member appointed to Pennsylvania state agency
PSNA Member Matthew McHugh, Ph.D., JD, MPH, RN, CRNP, FAAN, the Rosemarie Greco Term Endowed Associate Professorship in Advocacy, Associate Professor of Nursing, and Associate Director of Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing), has been appointed to the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) by Gov. Tom Wolf. The appointment is for four years. Learn more.
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