The ANA's State Government Affairs program tracks trends in nursing-related legislation in the states.
More than 1,000 nursing and healthcare related bills introduced in state legislatures each session are reveiwed, including but not limited to nursing scope of practice and workplace issues such as safe staffing; mandatory overtime, safe patient handling and movement, and workplace violence.
Reports are provided including background / overview of the issue and legislation enacted by state. The sources for legislative updates include Statescape Tracking Service and information reported by ANA constituent /state nurses' associations.
To communicate with Government Affairs Staff, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For positions specific to state bills, contact the ANA constituent and state nurses associations directly.