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2020 Legislative Session Update from Linda Siegle

The 2020 legislative session is a short session – only 30 days long. The primary purpose of the session is to authorize the next fiscal year’s budget. The governor may choose to put other items on her “call” – meaning that the legislature may discuss statutory bills not related to money. We know already that she plans to put marijuana legalization on the call. Legislators are asking her for discussion of other issues. I’m hoping we can get the “fix” to the opioid antagonist bill that requires calling 911 whenever someone administers the drug. Other likely issues we’ll pursue include increasing the rural tax credit to $5000 for APRNS; a tax credit for preceptors for NPs and CNMs; and supporting any efforts to reduce gross receipts tax. In addition, the Medical Malpractice Act may be opened, though it’s appearing it won’t happen because there’s no agreement between the Medical Society and the trial lawyers. We’ll try again to add APRNs to the act if the bill does open. This is what I know at the moment – stay tuned!

 

 

Legislative Issues & Concerns
APRN Compact

The APRN Compact proposed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) presents significant issues for NPs and other APRNs in New Mexico. The NMNPC Board of Directors worked with our lobbyist, Linda Siegle, to analyze the Compact and present the key problems identified. Click below to read the final proposed Compact and the NMNPC analysis.

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Go to the AANP Advocacy Center for more information & to take action on the following current issues.

  • S296 & HR2150: Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2019
  • S237 & HR808: Promoting Access to Diabetic Shoes Act

Calendar

Newsletter 2019 Q3

Click below to read the latest issue.





Research Findings on Effect of ACA Released at American Society of Clinical Oncology Conference
  • Increased access to care
  • Decreased racial disparities
  • Earlier diagnosis & treatment in cancer

 

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