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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. 



RN Procedural Sedation Rules

Safe Staffing Rules


ENA disappointed by Gov. Brown’s veto of workplace violence legislation

Emergency Nurses Association Hails Colorado’s New Workplace Violence Law

Joint Statement of Principle from the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) and the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT)

Emergency Nurses Association Commends Legislative Decision to Fund Illinois Poison Center

Emergency Nurses Association Applauds Louisiana for New Law to Curb Workplace Violence in Emergency Departments

Idaho Becomes 30th State to Make Battery against Emergency Nurses a Felony

Emergency Nurses Association Commends Illinois for Passing Stricter Workplace Violence Laws

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