Federal News

September 29, 2020 Government Relations Suicide

House Passes ENA-backed Legislation to Enhance Suicide Screenings

The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed the Effective Suicide Screening and Assessment in the Emergency Department Act, Emergency Nurses Association priority legislation focused on improving the ability of health care professionals working in hospital emergency departments to identify, assess and treat patients with signs of suicidality.

March 27, 2020 Advocacy COVID-19 Government Relations Personal Protective Equipment

ENA Praises Signing of CARES Act in Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic

ENA commended Friday's signing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act which includes billions of dollars to support emergency nurses and other front-line health care providers during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

August 26, 2019 Advocacy EMSC

Emergency Nurses Association-Supported EMSC Reauthorization Enacted

The Emergency Nurses Association commended the recent signing of important legislation that reauthorizes the Emergency Medical Services for Children program, which will help guarantee that children receive appropriate health care they need during an emergency.

August 2, 2019 EMSC pediatric emergency care

Senate Passes ENA-Priority Bill

The Emergency Nurses Association applauds the Senate for passing the Emergency Medical Services for Children Program Reauthorization Act on Wednesday.

October 24, 2018 Advocacy Opioid

Emergency Nurses Association Praises Signing of SUPPORT Act

The Emergency Nurses Association, a leading voice in the push to improve emergency health care for patients struggling with opioid-use issues, on Oct. 24 commended Congress for passing and President Donald Trump for signing into law sweeping bipartisan legislation which aims to combat the opioid crisis.

November 20, 2017 EMS standing orders

ENA Applauds the Signing of Legislation Allowing EMS Personnel to Continue Administering Life-Saving Medication

ENA applauds Congress for passing, and President Trump for signing into law, the Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act. The new law, one of ENA’s legislative priorities, amends the Controlled Substances Act to ensure EMS personnel may use standing orders to administer a controlled substance in cases in which a delay in treatment could result in harm or death to the patient.

September 21, 2017

ENA Urges Opposition to New Senate Legislation to Repeal ACA

Without significant changes to address access to care for emergency department patients, the Emergency Nurses Association is opposed to the passage of the recently-released legislation designed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act proposed by Senators Lindsey Graham, Bill Cassidy, Dean Heller and Ron Johnson.​

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