The state board meeting convened 6/2/18.
At present, we have a vacancy for the president elect position.
The state board of health professions is discussing how to implement the new legislative information.
We now have 58 members, 19 have not yet renewed.
Conference chair? no report/absent.
Next program is at Brock’s regarding CPAP 6/11/18.
Timmye Ross received a Founder’s award at the VCNP conference in March.
Submitted 8/19/18 JPSF
Karen reminded everyone to pay their dues, which are now on a once a year rotation.
Bill 793 was signed, including the wording of 5,000 clinical hours with physician collaboration before being independent of that collaboration.
Please send money to the VCNP PAC to support our lobbyist and all the work they do on our behalf.
Philanthropy was discussed. We have been invited again to a night of a thousand pies to support Empowerhouse. Since the last meeting was so many months ago, no decision was made whether to donate a “scholarship” for a homeless person to go through training in food service with the Corner Café in Fredericksburg, or to support Empowerhouse.
A decision was made unanimously that we would donate to both:
$250 “Whoopie Pie” level to A Night of a Thousand Pies to support Empowerhouse, and $600 to Micah Ministries to sponsor one individual through the program to become certified in food service. The motion was made by Timmye Ross, seconded by Michele Porthouse and agreed upon by all members present at the meeting.
Brenda has monthly meetings scheduled through January.
Linda Hazelgren has volunteered to be our president elect.
Submitted 8/19/18 JPSF
We aim to have 5 meetings per year in the odd months Sept-May. Members receive emailed newsletter with meeting announcements and RSVP link.
We have a regional Facebook group with updates. Search VCNP-Northern Virginia Region under groups in Facebook to join.
New member questions – contact Anne Bejian email@example.com
Last Friday, August 3, the Virginia Board of Medicine convened and discussed the draft regulations for the Nurse Practitioner autonomous practice legislation, HB 793. The Committee of the Joint Boards and the Board of Nursing had both passed draft regulations that defined “five years of full-time experience” as 8,000 hours (an average of 1,600 hours/year) at their respective meetings. However, the Board of Medicine decided to amend the draft regulations, changing the definition of “five years of full-time experience” to 9,000 hours. To view the draft of the minutes from the meeting, please click here.
The amended regulations will now return to the Board of Nursing for their approval at their September 18th meeting. We will continue to keep VCNP membership apprised of any developments.
Thank you to everyone who came to the meeting in support of NPs!