House Moves ENA-Priority Bill Forward in Floor Action

July 25, 2019 EMSC pediatric emergency care

The EMSC program reauthorization bill now moves to the Senate for consideration.

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (July 24, 2019) Emergency Nurses Association applauds the House of Representatives for passing the Emergency Medical Services for Children Program Reauthorization Act on Wednesday evening. H.R. 776 will ensure the EMSC program continues to provide critical support to emergency departments and EMS agencies across the country as they work to deliver high-quality, appropriate emergency care to children and adolescents. ENA President Patti Kunz Howard, PhD, RN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN, NE-BC, FAEN, FAAN, testified in support of the legislation during a June 25 hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee. H.R. 776 was an ENA priority request for attendees at this year’s Day on the Hill. The bill must now be passed by the Senate before it can be signed into law. 

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