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ENA’s government relations team tracks emergency medical and nursing-related legislation in all 50 states.

Bills introduced in state legislatures each session are reviewed, including but not limited to workplace violence, nursing scope of practice, RN title protection and workplace issues such as safe staffing.

Monthly legislative reports are provided to state leaders that include background on any relevant legislation that has been introduced or  had some sort of action taken on it by a state legislature in the past month.

Advocacy Toolkit 
The Advocacy Toolkit containing material to assist ENA members in developing collaborative strategies to educate colleagues and legislators on topical issues affecting emergency nursing. 

 

WORKPLACE VIOLENCE RESOURCES


RN Procedural Sedation Rules


Safe Staffing Rules

 
ENA STATE NEWS

Emergency Nurses Association Applauds Louisiana for New Law to Curb Workplace Violence in Emergency Departments
06-19-14


Emergency Nurses Association Commends Legislative Decision to Fund Illinois Poison Center
06-19-14


Idaho Becomes 30th State to Make Battery against Emergency Nurses a Felony
03-31-14
 


Emergency Nurses Association Commends Illinois for Passing Stricter Workplace Violence Laws 
09-09-13 

Emergency Nurses Association Applauds Texas Legislation that Raises Assaults Against Emergency Department Personnel to Third Degree Felony
06-19-13