As previously posted on this blog and the Alliance’s February 5 newsletter, the legislature’s Joint Committee on Public Health advanced a major HCA legislative priority regarding nurse delegation.
The legislation, known as Senate Bill 860, An Act Relative to Home Health Aides, is now being considered by the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing.
The proposal, submitted by the Home Care Alliance and filed by State Senator Richard T. Moore, would refine the Commonwealth’s Nurse Practice Act (NPA) to allow nurses to delegate the administering of certain medications to qualified home health aides in the home setting.
To help this bill advance further, a new advocacy message is available on the HCA website’s Legislative Action page. Send and spread the message to help make home health care services more efficient.
To learn more, see HCA Board President Patricia O’Brien’s testimony to the Public Health Committee.
Return to www.thinkhomecare.org.