HB793 bill passed the committee, subcommittee and house. Discussion was regarding physician attestation in the area of your licensure, your plan for referrals, It is a complex plan that includes 10,000 hours for full practice, you must prove malpractice insurance. Discussion about licensure vs certification.
Most feel it is a “good step” toward full scope of practice, working toward a less restrictive bill to get through the senate which should be completed in about 3 weeks.
VCNP hired Wendy Carlson, attorney from Maryland to represent us.
The VNA is supportive.
The Department of Health Professions has some say in this as well.
CareforVA.com is a website that spells out the bill and contact information for NPs to contact their legislators. It includes information on what an NP does and is paid for and sponsored by the VCNP.
March 8-11 VCNP conference in Reston. We will need to put together a basket for the raffle. usually about $150.
__Our present philanthropy project is providing socks for the homeless shelter.
We’ll discuss Treasure House, Micah café scholarship, Mental Health America, Safe Harbor, Senior Visitors, all as possible future philanthropy projects.
One time per year membership is in effect.
We presently have 74 members.
Next meeting is 3/12/18 at Brocks.
Submitted 2/16/18 JPSF